Evidence for skeletal pin site care
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Evidence for skeletal pin site care

Jennie April Walker Clinical educator, Department of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

This article explores the management of skeletal pin sites focusing on the research that underpins current practice. The effectiveness of pin site care depends on assessment and delivery of appropriate care. Because pin site management varies greatly between clinical areas, it is important that clinicians are aware of the evidence base on which their current practice is founded.

Nursing Standard. 21, 45, 70-76. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.



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