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A collaboration to improve access to specialist burn care for prisoners

Louise Giles, Nerys Williams

Nursing Times, Volume: 117, Issue: 2, Pages: 32 - 34

Swansea University Authors: Louise Giles, Nerys Williams

Abstract

In response to an increase in referrals made from prisons to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic surgery a review was undertaken that revealed gaps in prison healthcare staff members knowledge of appropriate referral procedures and wound management. This resulted in the establishment of an ongoin...

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Published in: Nursing Times
ISSN: 0954-7762
Published: online Nursing Times 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55975
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Abstract: In response to an increase in referrals made from prisons to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic surgery a review was undertaken that revealed gaps in prison healthcare staff members knowledge of appropriate referral procedures and wound management. This resulted in the establishment of an ongoing educational programme delivered by an outreach nurse which has improved working relationships and the delivery of specialist burn care to prisoners.
Keywords: Burn injuries; wound management; Prisoners
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 2
Start Page: 32
End Page: 34