Dressing Clinic It is a nurse-led clinic. Aim of the clinic: To provide a specialized nursing care to patients following discharge from hospital. To allow patients access to a member of the medical team if necessary. To take care of wounds in special situations. e.g.: diabetic patients. To check wounds and give advices, also a chance to answer patients questions.
Conclusion The new signs made finding the clinics much easier. The instruction poster helped the nurses and their work become less distracted and overall more effective. It also guided patients to utilize the waiting areas and save the corridors. The privacy statements made patients more comfortable during their dressing. The brochures made the home-dressing steps and diabetic-foot care instructions clearer.
Recommendations 1- Make a separate reception for the dressing clinic with the presence of a security personnel. 2- Translate the signs into other languages. 3- Put an electronic number machine.
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