How to assess and manage wounds in older people
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How to assess and manage wounds in older people

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

A student guide on assessing wound types, selecting appropriate dressings and ensuring wound healing

Managing a patient’s wound is a fundamental aspect of nursing care, but there is marked variation across UK services, according to NHS England’s National Wound Care Strategy Programme. With reported underuse of evidence-based practice and overuse of ineffective practices, what do nursing students need to know to help improve wound management?

Nursing Older People. 35, 1, 16-17. doi: 10.7748/nop.35.1.16.s6

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