Wound bed preparation: theory to practice
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Wound bed preparation: theory to practice

Mark Collier Lead Nurse/Consultant – Tissue Viability, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, Lincolnshire

This article provides an overview of and rationale for wound bed preparation. It seeks to increase nurses’ knowledge and understanding of the roles of the main cells and growth factors involved in the wound healing process, and also to highlight how theory relates to practice.

Correspondence mark.collier@ulh.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 17, 36,45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.05.17.36.45.c3396

Published in print: 21 May 2003

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review