Assessment and management of patients with wound-related pain
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Assessment and management of patients with wound-related pain

Andy Roden Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University and Archimedes Centre, Wrexham
Elaine Sturman Directorate lead pharmacist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales NHS Trust (East), Wrexham

Wound-related pain can cause significant distress and may lead to reduced quality of life. This article provides an overview of the management and treatment of pain in patients with chronic wounds. The importance of undertaking a thorough pain assessment using pain measuring scales is also discussed.

Nursing Standard. 23, 45,53-62. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.07.23.45.53.c7116

Correspondence

a.roden@bangor.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review