How an award-winning nurse transformed leg ulcer care
Practice nurse manager Emma Williamson reveals how she devised a new pathway that improved healing rates – and won the Wound Prevention and Treatment category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019
Like many general practices across the country, Angel Hill Surgery had a large cohort of patients attending for leg ulcer dressings for many weeks before they had a Doppler scan and received compression bandaging. Healing rates were poor and patient satisfaction was low. Consequently, the nursing team was dispirited.
Primary Health Care. 29, 6, 17-19. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.17.s17