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Karen Ousey, Jeanette Milne
British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 15, Iss. Sup4, 04 Jun 2010, pp 36 - 40

Effective communication to ensure maintenance of a seamless quality service for patients being transferred to the community from the acute sector with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is essential. This paper reports the findings of a focus group convened to explore the decision making process; controversy or conflict surrounding the decisionmaking process; perceived barriers to seamless discharge and potential benefits of developing a UK standardized NPWT discharge documentation. A proposed algorithm is presented as a template for practitioners to
use when discharging patients to the community to enhance timely and effective transfer

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