Treatment of superficial wounds and management of associated pain
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Treatment of superficial wounds and management of associated pain

Jones Menna Lloyd Senior nurse tissue viability, North West Wales NHS Trust

Superficial wounds usually result from trauma and can be extremely painful. This article discusses the treatment of superficial wounds as well as the assessment and management of the associated pain. It uses scenarios based on different types of wounds in patients across the age range.

Correspondence menna.jones@nww-tr.wales.nhs.uk

Primary Health Care. 18, 4,41-46. doi: 10.7748/phc2008.05.18.4.41.c6540

Published in print: 01 May 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review