Tissue viability: understanding the mechanisms of injury and repair
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Tissue viability: understanding the mechanisms of injury and repair

Sharon L Edwards Senior lecturer, Department of Pre-registration Nursing, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

This article provides an overview of the pathophysiological processes that relate to tissue viability. Processes such as cellular damage, oedema and the inflammatory response are also discussed. Nursing management and the role of tissue viability nurses are briefly examined.

Correspondence sedwar02@bcuc.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 21, 13,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.12.21.13.48.c6390

Published in print: 06 December 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review