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What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior tissue viability role

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior tissue viability role

Clinical nurse specialists in tissue viability provide nursing expertise and advice for the maintenance of healthy skin and the management of complex and non-healing wounds.

We work autonomously across all specialties, without direct medical or nursing supervision.

What does this specialist nursing role involve?

Tissue viability clinical nurse specialists provide support and expert advice to nursing, medical and allied health professional teams in the care of patients who have skin integrity issues or wounds.

Pressure ulcer prevention is a key part of the role, so we provide education and training in pressure ulcer prevention and management, as well as education

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