Consensus and supplementsSupplement: Improving outcomes in diabetic foot care: Collaboration and education the order of the day

Supplement: Improving outcomes in diabetic foot care: Collaboration and education the order of the day

01/03/13 | Supplements | Lynne Watret

Supplement: Improving outcomes in diabetic foot care: Collaboration and education the order of the dayTwenty-two years ago, I entered the brave – relatively new – world of the tissue viability nurse (TVN), in a busy city hospital. The hospital included a specialist diabetes ward, vascular service, and large renal unit. Not surprisingly, my first thoughts on patient referral soon turned to enquiring as to whether the patient had diabetes.