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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Abstract

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
Volume33
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Veterans
Wounds and Injuries
Research
Home Care Services
Northwestern United States
Budgets
Health Expenditures
Lower Extremity
Leg
Referral and Consultation
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Gerontology

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

Managing chronic, nonhealing wounds : Using a research-based protocol. / Benton, Nancy; Harvath, Theresa A; Flaherty-Robb, Marna; Medcraft, Marijo; McWhorter, Karen; McClelland, Faith; Joseph, Carol; Mambourg, Floris.

In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 11, 11.2007, p. 38-45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benton, N, Harvath, TA, 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, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 38-45.
Benton N, Harvath TA, Flaherty-Robb M, Medcraft M, McWhorter K, McClelland F et al. Managing chronic, nonhealing wounds: Using a research-based protocol. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2007 Nov;33(11):38-45.
Benton, Nancy ; Harvath, Theresa A ; Flaherty-Robb, Marna ; Medcraft, Marijo ; McWhorter, Karen ; McClelland, Faith ; Joseph, Carol ; Mambourg, Floris. / Managing chronic, nonhealing wounds : Using a research-based protocol. In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 11. pp. 38-45.
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