Wound Care Nursing
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Continence care rounds were introduced to provide education to staff and patients at the bedside. The initiative has promoted toileting and reduced disposable pant use
Skin tears can become chronic wounds if they are not treated appropriately, and are a growing problem as the number of older people increases.
The Francis report into failings at Mid Staffordshire includes many recommendations, some of which can be acted on immediately
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One in 10 patients entering an acute hospital develops a health-care-associated infection, 9% of which are wound infections (DH, 2003). The annual cost of treating such infections puts an additional burden on limited NHS resources. This article discusses current thinking on dealing with infected wounds and highlights methods of preventing cross-infection.