Audit of tissue viability knowledge and practice among mental health nurses

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Greenwood, M. (2011) Audit of tissue viability knowledge and practice among mental health nurses. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (6 SUPP). S22-S30. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The integration of Worcestershire community services with the mental health trust brings with it many opportunities for developing services, with tissue viability being one of them. Mental health trusts have limited access to wound care specialists, frequently relying on Registered Mental Health Nurses who have a limited knowledge in tissue viability to deliver wound care to this client group. To obtain baseline information an audit was undertaken across Worcestershire mental health services. The aims of the audit were to review current wound care practice including the delivery of all clinical care provided, preventative tissue viability approaches and the current knowledge and skills of the staff. The audit results indicated a lack of tissue viability knowledge and skill, and that the tissue viability service needs to deliver and prioritize education to mental health staff and measure the clinical and financial outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audit., Clinician knowledge., Current practice, Mental health., Tissue viability.
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 15:01
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2130

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