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Trial of the Minuteful mobile application for wound care in an inpatient setting

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Trial of the Minuteful mobile application for wound care in an inpatient setting

Lucy Scholes, Matthew Wynn
4 November 2022

A mobile application for wound care (Minuteful) was trailed over a seven-month period in an acute inpatient setting in Northwest England. During the trial an increase in the availability of wound photography was noted (+37%), a reduction in inappropriate tissue viability nurse reviews (-10%) and the identification of mis-reported pressure ulcers (n=65). Challenges noted during the implementation included initial software compatibility issues with the tablets available on the wards and poor staff engagement. Overall, this initial trial indicates the potential safety, economic and service efficiency improvements that may be possible via implementation of mobile application technology in wound care. Further robust studies are needed to explore the initial findings of this trial in greater depth.

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