Managing chronic, nonhealing wounds: Using a research-based protocol

Nancy Benton, Theresa A Harvath, Marna Flaherty-Robb, Marijo Medcraft, Karen McWhorter, Faith McClelland, Carol Joseph, Floris Mambourg

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The physical, emotional, and financial costs of caring for patients with chronic, nonhealing leg wounds are substantial. In fiscal year 2001, the home care department of a large Veterans Affairs medical center in the Pacific Northwest spent nearly half of its annual budget on veterans needing wound care. In this article, the authors describe a practice improvement project designed to improve the wound care management of homebound veterans with chronic, nonhealing lower extremity wounds using a research-based protocol and consultation by a certified wound care specialist, as well as the effect of this program on home care expenditures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology

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    Benton, N., Harvath, T. A., Flaherty-Robb, M., Medcraft, M., McWhorter, K., McClelland, F., Joseph, C., & Mambourg, F. (2007). Managing chronic, nonhealing wounds: Using a research-based protocol. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(11), 38-45.