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Wound care — a complicated business

11 May 2015

<p>At a recent pressure ulcer study day in the UK, Kath Vowden delivered an excellent presentation on the legal aspects of documentation. The session entitled ‘practical guidance for writing care plans — learning from mistakes: writing documentation that will pass legal scrutiny‘. Kath commented on the extensive number of tick boxes that clinicians need to complete every shift and the significance of providing clear and accurate descriptors of the planned care and the actual care provided. She advised that, whenever possible, photographs should be used, as they give a clear indication of the condition of the wound. </p>

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