Silver therapy in practice: clinical considerations
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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.

Correspondence kathleen.leak@nhs.net

Primary Health Care. 17, 9,43-47. doi: 10.7748/phc2007.11.17.9.43.c6278

Published in print: 01 November 2007

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review