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Long term wounds in the older person: exploring the issues

Long term wounds in the older person: exploring the issues

Dury, Rona (2019) Long term wounds in the older person: exploring the issues. Journal of General Practice Nursing, 5 (2). pp. 41-44. ISSN 2057-6021

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Abstract

Longterm wounds are increasing at the rate of 12% per year. This is partly due to the older population. The majority of wound care is provided by nursing staff, not all have received wound care training. It has been demonstrated that patient outcomes have been improved when nurses receive postgraduate training. Also the collaberative approach and a co ordinated team working positively benefits patient care preventing the wound from becoming long term, as has been demonstrated by the Tower Hamlets project. This article explores these issues and the effect that a 'never healiong wound can have on a person'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: long term wounds, venous leg ulcers, healing, collaborative care, patient outcomes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 12:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31289

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