The clinical performance of a silicone foam in an NHS community trust

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Bielby, A. and Searle, R. (2013) The clinical performance of a silicone foam in an NHS community trust. Journal of Community Nursing, 27 (5). pp. 50-59. ISSN 02634465 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The NHS spends the majority of its budget on labour costs and it could be argued that frontline staff such as community nurses are the organisation's most valuable resource. However, optimal wound care is dependent upon effective patient engagement, the application of clinical expertise and access to wound management products. The tension between increasing demands for services and the number of nurses is already causing problems in care provision as staff cuts and excessive workload inevitably endanger patient care. Enhancing efficiency through the use of innovative products will become essential in the future if nurses are to continue to provide expert care against a backdrop of cost-savings. This article details the appraisal process undertaken within Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to investigate the in-practice clinical performance of a silicone foam dressing (AllevynTM Life Smith & Nephew, Hull). © 2013 Wound Care People Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foams, Health economics, Wound dressings
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 10:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2582

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