Journal articlesThe role of the healthcare assistant in tissue viability has been changing over the past few years. This review discusses the five main themes found within the literature regarding the extended role o

The role of the healthcare assistant in tissue viability has been changing over the past few years. This review discusses the five main themes found within the literature regarding the extended role o

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