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The management of pain in wound care

09 December 1998

Nursing Standard

Tissue viability supplement

Most wounds cause pain to some extent. Sometimes, pain can be severe and ongoing, while at others it may occur only with the initial injury or during an infection -...

The management of patients’ pain in wound care

26 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article raises professional awareness of patients’ experiences of pain at wound dressing change, and provides nurses with practical strategies that enable them...

Dressing wounds

01 November 2000

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to update nurses’ knowledge on the variety of modern wound dressings available, and the practical...

Healing cavity wounds with negative pressure

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Traditionally, cavity wounds are allowed to heal by secondary intention aided by packing with a wound dressing (Dawson et al 1992). In the past, ribbon gauze was the...

Treating leg ulcers with high pressure irrigation devices

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The management of chronic leg ulcers is extremely costly both financially and in terms of human suffering. Although all leg ulcers are colonised by microorganisms,...

Pressure ulcer grading

13 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article discusses the different aspects of classifying pressure ulcers. It aims to increase understanding of the grading methods used and how their reliability...

Pressure ulcer grading

07 September 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the different aspects of classifying pressure ulcers. It aims to increase understanding of the grading methods used and how their reliability...

Central line exit sites: which dressing?

19 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent developments in dressings for intravenous access sites include a transparent dressing which does not retain moisture. This article describes a randomised...

Wound care considerations in neonates

16 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Wound care management is a complex issue when caring for the neonate. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of neonatal skin is necessary to recognise and...

Closure of minor wounds with tissue adhesive

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article provides basic information on safe and effective wound closure using tissue adhesive. Although it is intended for staff who are new to emergency care,...