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Developing a framework to assess competence in leg ulcer care

Irene Anderson, BSc (Hons), DPSN, RN.Senior Lecturer, Tissue Viability, Department of Post Registration Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, HatfieldIn tissue viability or, indeed, in any specialist area, practitioners are required to meet certain standards for which specific skills are required. It is important that these skills are taught, practised and maintained to ensure both patient safety and effective patient management.

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