Assessment and management of surgical wounds in clinical practice
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Assessment and management of surgical wounds in clinical practice

Julie Caroline Vuolo Lecturer, Tissue viability, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Successful nursing care of surgical wounds is dependent on the nurse’s knowledge and understanding of normal wound healing physiology, the type of surgery performed, the method of closure and the optimal treatment of the resultant wound. Using this knowledge, nurses can provide a systematic and holistic patient assessment, and consider any potential wound-related complications.

Nursing Standard. 20, 52,46-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.20.52.46.c4494

Correspondence

j.c.vuolo@herts.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review