Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway.

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  • Author(s): Mullings, Julie
  • Source:
    British Journal of Community Nursing (BR J COMMUNITY NURS), 2019 Supplement9; 24(sup9): S6-S11. (6p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - algorithm, critical path, tables/charts
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Community Matron, Tissue Viability and Infection Prevention Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Research has shown that leg ulcers represent the largest category of wound type treated within the UK. Venous leg ulcers are often classified as chronic wounds with increased protease levels causing the wound to become suspended in the inflammatory stage, which leads to delayed healing. If treatment choices are not evidence-based and appropriate regimens are not instigated early on in the wound care journey, the cost to both the patient and the healthcare service is substantial. Recent guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends UrgoStart (Urgo Medical) for treating venous leg ulcers as an adjunct therapy to the gold standard of compression therapy. Correct treatment choices must be made by clinicians using up-to-date relevant wound care knowledge. Evidence-based treatment algorithms and pathways can assist with correct product and therapy placement, assisting decision-making to improve patient outcomes. The present article describes a patient-centred leg ulcer pathway that embeds NICE guidance.
    • Journal Subset:
      Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; Public Health; UK & Ireland
    • Special Interest:
      Evidence-Based Practice
    • ISSN:
      1462-4753
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815827
    • Publication Date:
      20190906
    • Publication Date:
      20190917
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6
    • Accession Number:
      138418896
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MULLINGS, J. Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway. British Journal of Community Nursing, [s. l.], v. 24, n. sup9, p. S6–S11, 2019. DOI 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=138418896. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mullings J. Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019;24(sup9):S6-S11. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6.
    • AMA11:
      Mullings J. Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019;24(sup9):S6-S11. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6
    • APA:
      Mullings, J. (2019). Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway. British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(sup9), S6–S11. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mullings, Julie. 2019. “Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidance into a Leg Ulcer Pathway.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24 (sup9): S6–11. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6.
    • Harvard:
      Mullings, J. (2019) ‘Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway’, British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(sup9), pp. S6–S11. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mullings, J 2019, ‘Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway’, British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. sup9, pp. S6–S11, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mullings, Julie. “Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidance into a Leg Ulcer Pathway.” British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. sup9, Sept. 2019, pp. S6–S11. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mullings, Julie. “Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidance into a Leg Ulcer Pathway.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24, no. sup9 (September 2, 2019): S6–11. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S6.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mullings J. Embedding National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance into a leg ulcer pathway. British Journal of Community Nursing [Internet]. 2019 Sep 2 [cited 2020 Jul 8];24(sup9):S6–11. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=138418896