Topical negative pressure and necrotising fasciitis
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Topical negative pressure and necrotising fasciitis

Dale Copson Tissue Viability Nurse/Deputy Manager, Central Treatment Room, Rotherham General Hospital, Rotherham

This article highlights the importance of using evidence-based practice to improve wound care and support clinical practice. It appraises the literature on the use of topical negative pressure therapy for the treatment of complex, acute and chronic wounds. In an effort to contribute to the substantial evidence already available in support of this therapy, a clinical example of how effective it was at managing necrotising fasciitis is described.

Correspondence dale_renae@hotmail.com

Nursing Standard. 18, 6,71-80. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.10.18.6.71.c3479

Published in print: 22 October 2003

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review