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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | February 2022

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Wound Care Service Development Over a Five-Year-Period of National Change: Role of Partnership Working and Education Delivery

Wound Care Service Development Over a Five-Year-Period of National Change: Role of Partnership Working and Education Delivery
Wound Care

Pages: 40 - 46

Article topics: Community wound care, Education and training, General practice, Online non-prescription ordering service [ONPOS], Partnership

This article outlines the development of a community tissue viability service over the same five-year-period in which a number of national issues with wound care were identified through research. These included a lack of evidence-based practice, a changing community workforce and an unwarranted variation in care attributed to a lack of education and training among generalist practitioners. The author describes how a proactive approach was taken to local service development to address these issues, and how partnership working with both colleagues and industry enabled improved wound care education delivery and uptake among a generalist community workforce. These measures resulted in a reduced spend on wound care dressings year on year, despite a predicted trend for increasing costs nationally.

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