Ousey, Karen and Milne, Jeanette (2010) Negative pressure wound therapy: suggested solutions to barriers. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15 (6 (Sup). pp. 36-40. ISSN 1462-4753

Effective communication to ensure maintenance of a seamless quality
service for patients being transferred to the community from the acute
sector with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is essential. This
paper reports the findings of a focus group convened to explore the
decision making process; controversy or conflict surrounding the decisionmaking
process; perceived barriers to seamless discharge and potential
benefits of developing a UK standardized NPWT discharge documentation.
A proposed algorithm is presented as a template for practitioners to
use when discharging patients to the community to enhance timely and
effective transfer.

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