Journal articlesCare home support system : providing tissue viability advice in the independent sector

Care home support system : providing tissue viability advice in the independent sector

01/12/07 | Education, Service delivery | Andrew Kingsley

Specialist tissue viability nursing support in the UK is generally inadequate to meet the needs of people in care homes. Inspection agencies rightly use their country’s legal acts and regulations along with care standards guidance as the basis for their assessments. Access to educational and clinical support on tissue viability will become increasingly important to ensure these standards are met. An initiative by Wounds UK in association with ConvaTec Ltd, the Care Home Support System (CHSS), aims to provide an affordable tissue viability education and includes materials for nurses and care assistants, tools to help managers, and web-based clinical support.