A collaborative project to enhance efficiency through dressing change practice
Alistair Bielby, Freelance Clinical Project Manager
Richard Searle, Health Economics Manager, Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd.
Health care providers are under increasing pressure at least to maintain, and wherever possible improve, their standards of care delivery. This poster addresses two of the most critical issues; The frequency with which dressings are changed and the number and complexity of different products used. The project involved the introduction of a new dressing (ALLEVYN™ Life) designed to manage wound exudate more effectively, to be more acceptable to patients by masking unsightly staining of the dressing surface with exudate, and to provide both the patient and clinical staff with an unequivocal indication for when the dressing requires changing.