Silver therapy in practice: clinical considerations
Kathy Leak Sister, Wound Care, Wound Care Team, Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Sue Johnson Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wound Care Team, Doncaster Royal Infirmary
The last 20 years have seen rapid advances in materials used to manage wounds. These have been accompanied by an extensive research-base advocating the use of new wound management products. This article is intended to provide some background to silver dressings which are increasingly being used. It will aid understanding of the outcomes we should expect from silver products and discuss the cost implications of silver therapy.
Primary Health Care. 17, 9,43-47. doi: 10.7748/phc2007.11.17.9.43.c6278
Published in print: 01 November 2007Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review