Negative pressure wound therapy: Suggested solutions to barriers

Karen Ousey, Jeanette Milne

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Effective communication to ensure maintenance of a seamless quality service for patients being transferred to the community from the acute sector with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is essential. This paper reports the findings of a focus group convened to explore the decision making process; controversy or conflict surrounding the decisionmaking process; perceived barriers to seamless discharge and potential benefits of developing a UK standardized NPWT discharge documentation. A proposed algorithm is presented as a template for practitioners to use when discharging patients to the community to enhance timely and effective transfer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Issue numberSup4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2013


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