Journal articlesA clinical audit of a tissue viability service using Applied Wound Management

A clinical audit of a tissue viability service using Applied Wound Management

01/06/06 | Assessment and diagnosis, Education | David Gray, Pam Cooper, Jamie McGuffog, Fiona Russell, Sandra Stringfellow, Andrew Kingsley, Richard White

Within the UK there are little data available to determine wound healing and prevalence rates. Applied Wound Management (AWM) software has been developed to provide a system of wound assessment and data collection that enables clinicians to review and audit their practice, but also to combine it with other clinician’s findings to produce comparative, quantifiable data. This article presents wound-related data gathered from a Department of Tissue Viability operating within an Acute setting. The findings provide an overview of the service provided, and further analysis of one sub-group identifies how clinical outcomes can be tracked using the AWM software.