FeatureDeveloping an Outpatient Wound Care Clinic in an Acute Rehabilitation SettingSheehan, Diane Dudas ND CNP APN CRRN FNP-BC1; Zeigler, Mary H. MS CRRN CWOCN APN2Author Information 1Diane Dudas Sheehan, ND CPN APN CRRN FNP-BC, is a certified nurse practitioner at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 2Mary H. Zeigler, MS CRRN CWOCN APN, is a clinical nurse specialist at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Address correspondence to her at[email protected]. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal: May 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 91-98 doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2010.tb00283.x Buy Metrics Abstract 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. © 2010 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.