Developing an outpatient wound care clinic in an acute rehabilitation setting

Diane Dudas Sheehan, Mary H. Zeigler

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Business plan
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Wound clinic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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