Tissue Viability

Tissue Viability is a Nurse led specialism which focuses on the management and treatment of patients with acute and chronic wounds and the prevention and management of pressure damage.

The tissue viability service at Weston Area Health Trust provides expert knowledge and leadership including policy provision, education of staff at all levels, equipment provision audit to monitor and improve standards.

If a patient has a complex wound they will be referred to the Tissue Viability Nurse who will prioritise and endeavour to assess, give advice and support staff on the management of the wound. The aim of the service is to facilitate a positive patient experience.

Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Tissue Viability advice covers all aspects of skin and soft tissue wounds including acute surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, leg ulceration and diabetic foot ulcers.

The Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse can provide:

  • Advice and guidance on the treatment and management of individual patients with acute and complex wounds
  • Education and training using proven evidence based approaches
  • Pressure relieving and bariatric equipment advice.