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Date: 9 May 2021

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Tissue viability service

If you have a wound that is not healing or that is of concern to the staff looking after you, you may be referred to the Tissue Viability Service for specialist advice. Tissue viability is another name for wound care.

The Tissue Viability Team at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust consists of:

  • lead tissue viability nurses
  • tissue viability nurses
  • secretarial support

The nurses in the team provide expert advice and support to all staff on caring for patients with all types of wounds, including pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot wounds, surgical wounds and fungating tumours. We also advise on pressure ulcer prevention strategies which will include assessment, repositioning plans, equipment, documentation, dressing regimes and involvement of other specialist teams ie dieticians, therapists, podiatry. The team plans and delivers a wide range of educational activities and produces Trust guidelines relating to Tissue Viability.

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