How to run a remote Tissue Viability review service during COVID-19 using digital technology
Louise Savine, Lead Tissue Viability Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
This session will review how the acute Tissue Viability service ran a successful remote review service using an electronic patients record system and wound care photographs.
Telemedicine has been around for a long time now, predominately in the community setting due to distance and locations of teams. Within the acute sector, telemedicine is not used as there is a fixed population of patients and the Tissue Viability team can see patients more easily in person.
During phase one and two of the global pandemic the Tissue Viability team was reduced to one clinician patient facing and one clinician working from home responsible for a patient population of 1500 split over 3 main hospital sites.
This session will explore how we coped with this new way of working and how we successfully kept the service running.
Lead Tissue Viability Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Louise commenced her training at Guys Hospital in 1991 and subsequently qualified in 1994. She has worked in acute surgical and orthopaedic settings before finally finding her passion for all things Tissue Viability in 2001. Setting up the service...