Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center: Nuts and bolts

Paul J. Kim, Christopher E. Attinger, John S. Steinberg, Karen K. Evans, Cameron Akbari, Carol Deane Benedict Mitnick, Kelly K. Johnson-Arbor, Brinder Singh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: A hospital-based wound care center provides an important platform for the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. The colocation of specialists is an ideal working environment for the effcient delivery of quality care of the complex wound through daily communication and shared resources. Methods: We describe the critical components necessary in building a hospitalbased wound care center. Furthermore, the experience at the authors' institution in developing the multidisciplinary approach is discussed. Results: Readily available ancillary services, specially trained personnel, continuum of care from the outpatient clinic to admission to surgery, and inpatient and outpatient post operative care all contribute to a process that is especially amenable to the care of the complex wound. Conclusions: The fnal goal is to return the patient to the best quality of life achievable given his or her wound or disability. The aim of this study is to present the authors' experiences and provide insight for others who may want to build this model within their institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241S-247S
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume138
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Wounds and Injuries
Continuity of Patient Care
Quality of Health Care
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Inpatients
Communication
Quality of Life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Kim, P. J., Attinger, C. E., Steinberg, J. S., Evans, K. K., Akbari, C., Mitnick, C. D. B., ... Singh, B. (2016). Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center: Nuts and bolts. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 138(3), 241S-247S. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000002648

Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center : Nuts and bolts. / Kim, Paul J.; Attinger, Christopher E.; Steinberg, John S.; Evans, Karen K.; Akbari, Cameron; Mitnick, Carol Deane Benedict; Johnson-Arbor, Kelly K.; Singh, Brinder.

In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Vol. 138, No. 3, 01.01.2016, p. 241S-247S.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kim, PJ, Attinger, CE, Steinberg, JS, Evans, KK, Akbari, C, Mitnick, CDB, Johnson-Arbor, KK & Singh, B 2016, 'Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center: Nuts and bolts', Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 138, no. 3, pp. 241S-247S. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000002648
Kim, Paul J. ; Attinger, Christopher E. ; Steinberg, John S. ; Evans, Karen K. ; Akbari, Cameron ; Mitnick, Carol Deane Benedict ; Johnson-Arbor, Kelly K. ; Singh, Brinder. / Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center : Nuts and bolts. In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2016 ; Vol. 138, No. 3. pp. 241S-247S.
@article{b5415a98e6444972b82a60357011139f,
title = "Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center: Nuts and bolts",
abstract = "Background: A hospital-based wound care center provides an important platform for the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. The colocation of specialists is an ideal working environment for the effcient delivery of quality care of the complex wound through daily communication and shared resources. Methods: We describe the critical components necessary in building a hospitalbased wound care center. Furthermore, the experience at the authors' institution in developing the multidisciplinary approach is discussed. Results: Readily available ancillary services, specially trained personnel, continuum of care from the outpatient clinic to admission to surgery, and inpatient and outpatient post operative care all contribute to a process that is especially amenable to the care of the complex wound. Conclusions: The fnal goal is to return the patient to the best quality of life achievable given his or her wound or disability. The aim of this study is to present the authors' experiences and provide insight for others who may want to build this model within their institutions.",
author = "Kim, {Paul J.} and Attinger, {Christopher E.} and Steinberg, {John S.} and Evans, {Karen K.} and Cameron Akbari and Mitnick, {Carol Deane Benedict} and Johnson-Arbor, {Kelly K.} and Brinder Singh",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1097/PRS.0000000000002648",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "138",
pages = "241S--247S",
journal = "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery",
issn = "0032-1052",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Building a multidisciplinary hospital-based wound care center

T2 - Nuts and bolts

AU - Kim, Paul J.

AU - Attinger, Christopher E.

AU - Steinberg, John S.

AU - Evans, Karen K.

AU - Akbari, Cameron

AU - Mitnick, Carol Deane Benedict

AU - Johnson-Arbor, Kelly K.

AU - Singh, Brinder

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Background: A hospital-based wound care center provides an important platform for the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. The colocation of specialists is an ideal working environment for the effcient delivery of quality care of the complex wound through daily communication and shared resources. Methods: We describe the critical components necessary in building a hospitalbased wound care center. Furthermore, the experience at the authors' institution in developing the multidisciplinary approach is discussed. Results: Readily available ancillary services, specially trained personnel, continuum of care from the outpatient clinic to admission to surgery, and inpatient and outpatient post operative care all contribute to a process that is especially amenable to the care of the complex wound. Conclusions: The fnal goal is to return the patient to the best quality of life achievable given his or her wound or disability. The aim of this study is to present the authors' experiences and provide insight for others who may want to build this model within their institutions.

AB - Background: A hospital-based wound care center provides an important platform for the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. The colocation of specialists is an ideal working environment for the effcient delivery of quality care of the complex wound through daily communication and shared resources. Methods: We describe the critical components necessary in building a hospitalbased wound care center. Furthermore, the experience at the authors' institution in developing the multidisciplinary approach is discussed. Results: Readily available ancillary services, specially trained personnel, continuum of care from the outpatient clinic to admission to surgery, and inpatient and outpatient post operative care all contribute to a process that is especially amenable to the care of the complex wound. Conclusions: The fnal goal is to return the patient to the best quality of life achievable given his or her wound or disability. The aim of this study is to present the authors' experiences and provide insight for others who may want to build this model within their institutions.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84988485528&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84988485528&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002648

DO - 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002648

M3 - Article

C2 - 27556768

AN - SCOPUS:84988485528

VL - 138

SP - 241S-247S

JO - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

JF - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

SN - 0032-1052

IS - 3

ER -