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Negative pressure wound therapy: suggested solutions to barriers

By Karen Ousey and Jeanette Milne


Effective communication to ensure maintenance of a seamless quality\ud service for patients being transferred to the community from the acute\ud sector with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is essential. This\ud paper reports the findings of a focus group convened to explore the\ud decision making process; controversy or conflict surrounding the decisionmaking\ud process; perceived barriers to seamless discharge and potential\ud benefits of developing a UK standardized NPWT discharge documentation.\ud A proposed algorithm is presented as a template for practitioners to\ud use when discharging patients to the community to enhance timely and\ud effective transfer

Topics: R1, RT
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Year: 2010
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