The following initiatives have been developed through the NATVNS members to provide best practice in areas relating to tissue viability.
Within sub-groups, members review evidenced based practice, research, clinical trials/evaluations and patient experience to provide information and tools that are designed to support clinical staff in their day-to day work.
Cellulitis Guidelines (2020) (in progress)
Aim: To create guidance for clinical staff on how to identify and manage cellulitis in the lower limb and provide guidance for patients on the condition.
Current position: In development phase
Links/documents: To follow
Tissue Viability Competencies (2018)
Aim: To work in collaboration with academic and industry partners to update and develop competencies for Tissue Viability Nurses
Current Position: Competencies complete and now being tested by TVNs within Scotland
Links/Documents: Interactive Competency
Wound Cleansing Guidance (2014)
Aim: Define wound cleansing regimes and solutions to optimise healing.
Current position: Wound Cleansing Guidance Flow Chart Tool developed by subgroup after wider evaluation of multi- professionals. Currently under review to bring into line with up to date research and evidence. Expected date 2020.
Document: Wound Cleansing Flow chart
Review date: 2020