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J Wound Care. 2005 Oct;14(9):407-9.

Assessing the primary nurse role in the wound healing process.

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McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. truc.huynh@mail.mcgill.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To delineate the role of the primary nurse in wound care.

METHOD:

Data were collected from patient charts within a free-standing rehabilitation hospital in a Canadian province. Within the context of a continuous quality improvement programme, a retrospective chart review was performed. An audit tool was constructed; its face validity was assessed by a panel of staff nurses.

RESULTS:

Primary nurses are involved in every step of wound care: assessment, treatment, evaluation of wound status and treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Within the cycle of continuous quality improvement (CQI), this project constitutes the first essential step of assessing the primary nurse's role in wound care. Further CQI studies such as in-service education in wound care and pre-post education evaluation projects are recommended.

PMID:
16240619
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.2005.14.9.26832
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