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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2014

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A solution to cost-effective wound management in the community

A solution to cost-effective wound management in the community
Wound Management

Pages: 46 - 51

Article topics: Advanced wound care, Cost-effectiveness, Wound Care, Wound contact layer

For community nurses faced with expanding case-loads and patients who are now being discharged earlier into the community, the sheer range of conditions they come across means that cost-effective and practical, clinically-effective solutions are at a premium. This is particularly true in wound care, where nurses in the community need products that can be used on a variety of wound types that are also cost-effective. This article looks at the range of wound care knowledge needed by generalist nurses, before focusing on one dressing in particular, Silflex® (Advancis Medical, Nottinghamshire). With its all-round versatility, Silflex provides a balance of usability and cost-effectiveness.