Diane Dudas Sheehan, ND CPN APN CRRN FNP-BC, is a certified nurse practitioner at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Developing an Outpatient Wound Care Clinic in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2010 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 91–98, May-June 2010
How to Cite
Sheehan, D. D. and Zeigler, M. H. (2010), Developing an Outpatient Wound Care Clinic in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting. Rehabilitation Nursing, 35: 91–98. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2010.tb00283.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- business plan;
- outpatient rehabilitation;
- wound clinic
People with disability are at high risk for skin breakdown, which requires ongoing prevention and management. An outpatient rehabilitation wound clinic was developed to handle a variety of acute and chronic wounds for this unique population. This article describes how two advanced practice nurses proposed the idea for the wound care clinic and formulated a business plan, which was critical to successfully administering an outpatient wound care service. Essential components of the businness plan included the goals, scope of service, professional practice model, benefits, rationale, marketing analysis, predicted volumes, regulatory imperatives, and financial needs.