Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses.

J. G. Turner, E. L. Larson, D. Korniewicz, J. M. Wible, J. Baigis-Smith, Arlene Manns Butz, L. Sennett

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The purposes of this descriptive study were to determine the consistency of wound care provided by home health care nurses with the physician's order and the agency's written wound protocol; and the type and cost of wound-management products and nursing services associated with home care. Eleven registered nurses were observed providing wound care in 117 home visits to 31 patients. In addition to the observational component, data were also collected by chart review to facilitate comparison of observed vs. documented care. There were statistically significant differences between observed care given and that which was documented in patients' records. Consistency of care for individual patients was high when care was delivered by the same nurse, but lower when different nurses were involved. The mean dollar value of supplies used for all visits was $9.40, and the average nursing charge per visit was $89.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume11
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Costs and Cost Analysis
Wounds and Injuries
Home Care Services
Nursing Services
Community Health Nurses
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Patient Care
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Delivery of Health Care
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Turner, J. G., Larson, E. L., Korniewicz, D., Wible, J. M., Baigis-Smith, J., Butz, A. M., & Sennett, L. (1994). Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses. Public Health Nursing, 11(5), 337-342.

Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses. / Turner, J. G.; Larson, E. L.; Korniewicz, D.; Wible, J. M.; Baigis-Smith, J.; Butz, Arlene Manns; Sennett, L.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 11, No. 5, 10.1994, p. 337-342.

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Turner, JG, Larson, EL, Korniewicz, D, Wible, JM, Baigis-Smith, J, Butz, AM & Sennett, L 1994, 'Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses.', Public Health Nursing, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 337-342.
Turner JG, Larson EL, Korniewicz D, Wible JM, Baigis-Smith J, Butz AM et al. Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses. Public Health Nursing. 1994 Oct;11(5):337-342.
Turner, J. G. ; Larson, E. L. ; Korniewicz, D. ; Wible, J. M. ; Baigis-Smith, J. ; Butz, Arlene Manns ; Sennett, L. / Consistency and cost of home wound management by contract nurses. In: Public Health Nursing. 1994 ; Vol. 11, No. 5. pp. 337-342.
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