Differences between acute and chronic wounds and the role of wound bed preparation
Jacqui Fletcher Principal lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
There are major differences in the way acute and chronic wounds heal. An understanding of these differences enables practitioners to plan more appropriate care and management for patients. A simple framework such as wound bed preparation can be used to identify problems and plan realistic and appropriate outcomes of care.
Nursing Standard. 22, 24,62-68. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.02.22.24.62.c6412
Published in print: 20 February 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review