Protocols for wound management.

  title={Protocols for wound management.},
  author={Frances M. Dwyer and Dennis Shawn Keeler},
  journal={Nursing management},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={45-9; quiz 50}
After 7 months of extensive research, wound management protocols were successfully developed and implemented at a 500-bed chronic care facility. The protocols gave registered nurses the authority and autonomy to initiate both treatment and preventive measures when caring for patients with pressure ulcers. The purpose of the protocols was twofold: (1) to prevent intact skin from breaking down and (2) to increase the healing rate of present ulcers.