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Wound care provision in an out of hours District Nursing Service

Stephens, M, Jones, J and Smith, T 2012, 'Wound care provision in an out of hours District Nursing Service' , Wound Essentials, 7 (2) , pp. 73-76.

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In England and Wales, more than 2.6 million people receive care from a district nurse each year (Queens Nursing Institute [QNI], 2009) and an often unreported area of this service is the out-of-hours service provided from 6pm to 8am daily and at weekends. The complexities of such a service are clearly described by Wilson and Taylor (2011), who explain that, during the night, patients are often very frightened and vulnerable due to the limited availability of healthcare provision. This article will, therefore, define what is meant by out-of-hours nursing service and explore the complexities of delivering wound management during the night to patients in their own homes.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Wound Essentials
Publisher: Wounds UK
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1750-7243
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Mrs Melanie Stephens
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 17:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:44

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