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A relational database within the Leg Club Network – an audit

McIntyre, N, Galazka, AM, Lindsay, E, Bawden, R and Renyi, R A relational database within the Leg Club Network – an audit. International Wound Journal. ISSN 1742-4801 (Accepted)

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Abstract

The growing prevalence of venous leg ulcers in an ageing population presents challenges for wound care and management. The Lindsay Leg Club model is an alternative approach to the management of leg health that can improve patient outcomes. This paper reports on an audit of a relational database held within the Leg Club Network, containing records of more than 17,000 patients (known as members) who attended a Leg Club in a 5-year period (2014-2019). In total, over 266,000 member leg assessments and treatments were entered into the database. The average nursemember attendance time was 28 minutes, with a skill-mix of 23% senior nurses, 70% qualified and associate nurses and 7% nurses in supervisory roles. Healing rates averaged 62% after 12 weeks. Recurrence rates were 20% after 12 weeks. Annual clinical and volunteer hours averaged 821 hours and 800 hours respectively. Staffing costs were £28 per wound treatment or leg assessment with a typical duration of 27 minutes. 71% of members were aged 70-94, which indicates the need for a service that caters for the specific requirements of this age group. However, no data on psychosocial and well-being outcomes were recorded. Their inclusion in further developments of this database is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1103 Clinical Sciences, 1110 Nursing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 10:00
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13925

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