The role of the tissue viability nurse

Fania Pagnamenta*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article describes the role of the tissue viability nurse (TVN), which can differ from one Trust to another. However, at the core of the role is the provision of expert advice in the prevention and the treatment of wounds of differing aetiologies. TVNs require many skills, but communication skills are essential to liaise between the generalist nurse, the many multidisciplinary teams and the patient, as well as promote excellency in wound care.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationWounds Essentials
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


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