Journal articlesOptimising Wound Care in the UK and Ireland: a best practice statement

Optimising Wound Care in the UK and Ireland: a best practice statement

01/11/08 | Service delivery | Jacqui Fletcher

In the UK and Ireland, many patients with wounds are managed without clear treatment goals or obvious pathways of care, since many healthcare providers have not committed to clear protocols that provide wound management guidance. In order to set minimum standards and outline guiding principles with the intention of optimising wound care delivery, the Best Practice Statement Optimising Wound Care was developed for use by both healthcare professionals and service providers. By using the document, ritualistic care can be avoided and optimal care delivered that is tailored to the individual and their wound.