Key principles involved in applying and removing wound dressings
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Key principles involved in applying and removing wound dressings

Irene Anderson Programme tutor, Tissue viability, School of Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

This article aims to help practitioners consider a variety of wound dressings and develop their knowledge about the use of dressings to ensure patients are protected and care is cost-effective. The article focuses on which dressing should be used depending on wound type and how different dressings should be applied and removed.

Correspondence i.1.anderson@herts.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 25, 10,51-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.11.25.10.51.c8093

Published in print: 10 November 2010

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review