The physiological basics of wound healing
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The physiological basics of wound healing

Carolyn C Johnstone Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee
Alistair Farley Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee
Charles Hendry Senior lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee

Nurses regularly take the lead in wound management. They should have a good general knowledge of the normal structure and function of skin. This article outlines the process of wound healing to enhance wound care practice. Normal anatomy of the skin is described followed by a review of the four phases of wound healing.

Nursing Standard. 19, 43, 59-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.07.19.43.59.c3906

Correspondence

c.c.johnstone@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review