Assessing and managing wounds in mental health settings

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Abstract

Recently, there has been increasing emphasis on improving the physical health care of people with a diagnosed mental illness. Appropriate wound care for mental health service users is one such area of care that needs consideration. As the largest professional workforce in mental health settings, nurses can undertake appropriate wound care interventions to make improve the healthcare status of service users who have tissue viability problems. This article reports the outcomes of a workshop aimed at increasing the knowledge and skill of mental health nurses in wound care assessment and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalWounds UK
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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