Challenges of treating military wounds
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Challenges of treating military wounds

Steven Jeffery Consultant burns and plastic surgeon, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham

Military personnel are surviving with more severe injuries than have previously been seen. Their wounds are often heavily contaminated and have high levels of exudate. This article describes the challenges that healthcare professionals encounter when treating military wounds and emphasises the need for multidisciplinary working to provide the best possible care for injured soldiers.

Nursing Standard. 26, 45,63-67. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.07.26.45.63.c9211

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slajeffery@rcsed.ac.uk

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