Clinical pathways are effective tools to assist with clinical decision support, identifying the most appropriate wound management for a specific group of patients with a specific disease presentation. Utilisation of pathways have been shown to be effective in providing optimal treatment when implemented effectively in both community and hospital environments. Innovative methods of implementing pathways are essential to enhance wound healing globally.
Barriers to implementation of these often-multifaceted interventions propose challenges for shared decision making and organisation of care processes especially in low-to-moderate income countries where resources are scarce. Highlighting and addressing barriers to implement pathways are continual components to a successful pathway program and key to overcoming the silent global health crisis of wounds.
Principal lecturer at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Advanced Wound Nurse Specialist in Private Practice, CliniCare, Ballito, South Africa
As Principal lecturer at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, consultant and wound nurse specialist in private practice, Trish is passionate about providing holistic patient care, and whilst constantly and consistently...