The use of topical opioids to relieve pressure ulcer pain
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The use of topical opioids to relieve pressure ulcer pain

Tracey Ashfield Macmillan palliative care nurse specialist, Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland

This article provides an overview of the use of topical opioids to relieve pain associated with pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care. Morphine and diamorphine-infused gel have been used effectively to relieve pain and promote comfort in this group of patients.

Nursing Standard. 19, 45, 90-92. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.07.19.45.90.c3918

Correspondence

tracey.ashfield@ucht.n-i.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review