Clinical Challenges by Debbie Picone, Judy Lumby

By Debbie Picone, Judy Lumby

Nurses paintings around the health and wellbeing care process in an exceptional number of roles. From sufferer care to management, nurses see the place the pressures are, and the way good we're handling to appear after one of the most susceptible humans in our society. medical demanding situations explores modern concerns relevant to nurses' paintings.

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Unlike many of our ancestors, our wound management practices can no longer reflect ignorance for we live in an era where we are continually confronted by information from the professional and secular media. This exposure firmly places the onus on all practitioners to examine their ways of operating and to discard those practices that can’t be substantiated scientifically. More importantly, our nation’s finite health dollar and increasing health consumer expectations demand compliance. There is great promise for advancement in wound healing technology.

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