The objective of this scoping review is to understand the extent and type of evidence regarding the similarities and differences in advanced practice nurses (APN) wound care practice globally. Specifically, to examine similarities and differences in APN global practice regarding 1) types of wounds, 2) APN practice setting, and 3) treatments provided. An initial preliminary search was completed in MEDLINE and CINAHL to explore the questions of interest.
The scoping review will examine and map the emerging evidence to provide an overview of wound care provided by APNs with the title NP, CNS, or nurse specialists. This review will also consider APNs who have an undergraduate degree and post-graduate education certification specific to wound care. The concept of interest is APNs, as described above, who provide of wound care, whether independently or as a part of a team. The context is a global view of APNs who provide wound care. To provide a global perspective, the geographical location must be evident within the paper’s title, abstract, or body.
There is no intervention. This scoping review will examine and map the emerging evidence and provide an overview of the global APN wound care practice.
Comparing the similarities and differences in the APN wound care practice globally.
This scoping review will examine and map the emerging evidence and provide an overview of the global APN wound care practice.