Wound care in older adults

Carlin, Alexandra (2018) Wound care in older adults. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (S12). s18-s22. ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

Wound care in older adults is complex. A logical, structured approach should be taken, using a nursing process such as assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating. This clinical focus paper outlines the nursing process to support wound care in this patient group. It recommends considering dressing selection as a cost-effective, prescribing decision because of the risks and comorbidities associated with these patients

Additional Information:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Community Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.Sup12.S18.
Keywords:Wound care, older adults, prescribing, assessment, care planning, evaluation.
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B741 Geriatric Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B711 District Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B740 Adult Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B710 Community Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:34639
Deposited On:11 Jan 2019 14:48

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