Repair The Tear – Value Analysis Of A Skin Tear Protocol: How CWCNs changed clinical and financial management of wounds for a homecare agency

11-20-2018 08:38

Barrows, 2007

A hospital-based Home Care Agency reduced dressing utilization by 62% while reducing the number of home visits by switching from non-adherrent gauze and  gauze wrap to a soft silicone contact layer under the gauze wrap for skin tear patients.  Patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes improved while wound care costs were reduced by $872. per skin tear.

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