Luxmi Dhoonmoon

Luxmi Dhoonmoon, Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, London North West University Healthcare NHS trust

Luxmi is a Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability working for London North West University Healthcare NHS trust. She completed her BSc (Tissue Viability Pathway) in 2010 and MSc Advanced Practice in 2013, from St Georges university of London. She is currently enrolled on PhD in Nursing studies with University of Nottingham, year 3. She is a Professional Nurse Advocate and Queen’s Nurse and is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire for MSc Skin integrity.

Luxmi is passionate about wound care and has a passion for all types of wounds. She introduced the Stop the Pressure campaign across her previous trust to reduce harm in their care homes and reduce safeguarding concerns with regards to PU. She also led a team of Tissue Viability Nurses and Nursing Assistants to deliver a seamless service across the community both for ambulant and housebound patients and also in care homes and mental health settings. She is now leading a team of specialist TV nurses in the acute setting with the aim of implementing best practice across the Trust.

She won the JWC award for Best Clinical research in 2015 for making a difference in patients with chronic wounds while using topical Oxygen therapy and contributed to several case studies, best practice statements and research to enhance clinical evidence forming the future of practice.

Luxmi has published several clinical evaluations on patient care and improvement and recently authored an article in Independent Nurse on Long Covid and self-care. She recently co-chaired a best practice document with Wounds UK to reflect assessment of dark skin tone in practice and Wounds International and has published several articles on skin tone and several aspects of wound care with the Wounds International and GPN.

Her aim is to currently develop her clinical research further to improve public health and address skin tone bias in wound care thus reducing inequity in wound care.

Presentation at The SoTV/EWMA 2024 Conference, London

Addressing skin tone bias in wound care

Objectives

After attending this session, persons will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of being skin tone aware
  • Be able to identify skin changes in different skin tones
  • Be able to address the challenges of skin tone complexities

Abstract

Diversity across all our communities necessitates clinicians working in wound care to have knowledge and skills in the accurate assessment of signs and symptoms of skin and wound problems for people with darker skin tones. This session will present the current evidence base and clinical considerations related to tissue viability practice.