Wound EssentialsThe role of the tissue viability nurse

The role of the tissue viability nurse

Pressure Ulcers, Service delivery | Fanja Pagnamenta

This article describes the role of the tissue viability nurse (TVN), which can differ from one Trust to another. However, at the core of the role is the provision of expert advice in the prevention and the treatment of wounds of differing aetiologies. TVNs require many skills, but communication skills are essential to liaise between the generalist nurse, the many multidisciplinary teams and the patient, as well as promote excellency in wound care.