Wound Relationship Study

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Addressing a chronic wound requires a myriad of individuals, each with their own unique knowledge, and expertise, to contribute to complete wound healing. (1) This collaboration goes against the discipline-based training instilled in schools and requires establishments to further investigate the collaboration paradigm. (2) In order for interdisciplinary teams to work effectively, elements such as trust, respect, adaptability, openness, and communication need to be effective. (1,3) In the team-link study by Harris et al., a review of the current multidisciplinary teams in Australia’s divisional health care system were reviewed. Although general practitioners (GP) in each division of practice had great support systems for each other, flaws were…show more content…
My team currently is more multidisciplinary than interdisciplinary in that each member takes on their own roles and writes recommendations leaving the nurses to implement. Communication between the team has broken down since moving to a larger facility with many more faces. The team has nearly tripled in size leaving gaps in communication and collaboration. This increase in team members has led to a lack of knowing who to turn to when a patient presents with a problem. Looking back on the Harris et al. study, implementing clear processes for the exchange of information and better coordination of care activities, can greatly increase the strength of any new team. This allows for increased communication and interaction between members. Which in turn enables team members to better understand the roles and responsibilities of each other, within the team frame. When designing a wound care program, it is important to address what information the audience would like to learn further; or where their weaknesses lie in the topic you wish to present. This crucial and often overlooked step sets the basis for developing a program. Using many data collection strategies such as surveys, interviews, or questionnaires, the programmer can better fine tune their objectives and goals. After a needs assessment, the teacher can then define their…show more content…
Caregivers are trained to provide aseptic wound care, patients are closely monitored compared to their own home setting, and physicians are always nearby to reassess wounds as needed. So where do these infections come from? Literature reviews have opened the gateway to further questions and investigations in order to answer this question. Comparing multiple studies listed in table 1, there are still many unanswered questions as to where infections originate. Most studies are looking into various prevention methods and the organisms present postoperatively, but do not address the question of why these infections are occurring. Strengths and weaknesses in all studies show that one needs to evaluate the studies carefully before consideration for implementation as
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