Reducing trauma associated with burns care using Safetac technology
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Reducing trauma associated with burns care using Safetac technology

Martyn Butcher Independent tissue viability and wound care consultant, Devon.
Beverley Swales Burns educator, Yorkshire and Humber.

The nature of a burn may itself cause significant pain, which may be exacerbated by external factors such as dressing of the wound, wound debridement and surgical reconstruction. Selection of appropriate dressings is essential to minimise pain, particularly in cases where dressings need to be changed frequently, and to provide an optimum environment for wound healing. Although there are many products available for nurses to choose from, this article focuses only on the use of dressings with Safetac technology.

Nursing Standard. 27, 2,57-62. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.09.27.2.57.s52

Correspondence

m.butcher_woundcare@hotmail.com

Conflict of interest

This article was supported by Mölnlycke Health Care

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review