Wound care for injecting drug users: part 2
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Wound care for injecting drug users: part 2

Gail Powell Clinical nurse specialist, Wound Care Service, Knowle Clinic, Bristol

Part one of this article, published last week, examined the issues associated with injecting drug use and the overall management of patients presenting with injection drug-related wounds. In part two of this article, the focus is on the physical problems associated with injecting drug use, in particular the development of leg ulcers. The article provides nurses with practical guidance on assessment and management of leg ulcers, including compression therapy.

Nursing Standard. 25, 47, 41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.



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