The underlying diagnosis of a wound can be difficult and includes varicose ulcers, arterial ulcers, trauma, skin cancers and other skin conditions that prevent wounds from healing. Access to specialist advice on diagnosis and management is crucial to improve outcomes.
The Healthnet Platform is set up for the wound care service:
Tissue viability nurses at the central node of a network of district nurses.
The tissue viability nurses link to dermatologists for the specialist opinion.
District nurses can take images there and then at site.
The remote link can be sent to a patient in a care home or at home to add pictures of their own wounds for diagnosis or monitoring.
The World Healthnet