Journal articlesWorking as a tissue viability nurse in offender health

Working as a tissue viability nurse in offender health

09/05/16 | Leg Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Professional Development, Service delivery | Rachel Bussey

This article outlines my journey from tissue viability specialist nurse in the community to tissue viability specialist nurse in offender health and the challenges I have encountered along the way. Since coming into this post, I have concentrated on pressure ulcer risk assessment, leg ulcer management, documentation and staff training. The patients I have been involved with have a variety of wounds that can be quite complex in nature. Intravenous drug use is an ongoing problem and, as a consequence, some of our patients have complicated leg ulcers. Although the service is still developing, progress has been made and we are now looking to expand the team.