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How a collaborative nursing approach improves foot wounds care

Changes to its foot wounds care pathway has allowed one trust to reduce amputations and waiting times for operations by treating patients promptly

Changes to its foot wounds care pathway has allowed one trust to reduce amputations and waiting times for operations by treating patients promptly

Improvements to the foot wound care service at my trust have caused a reduction in the number of necessary amputations being carried out.

Three major amputations were avoided within the first six weeks of them being put in place last November. This is a bonus for patients and clinical practice alike.

Many – but by no means all – of our patients are over 50 and most do not have diabetes. Throughout the pandemic we noticed an increase in serious incidents relating to pressure ulcers on the foot.

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