Journal articlesImplementation of knowledge and technologies into the clinical setting

Implementation of knowledge and technologies into the clinical setting

08/11/10 | Education, Service delivery | Zena Moore

Wounds and their associated problems have challenged healthcare providers for centuries (Moore and Cowman, 2005). Despite this longevity, they continue to be a problem, with an estimated 1–1.5% of the population suffering with a wound at any given point in time (Posnett et al, 2009). Changing population demographics and the projected increase in the number of older persons suggest that the number of wounds is set to increase correspondingly, considering the association between older age and chronic disease (Moore and Cowman, 2005).