Wound management and pain control
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Wound management and pain control

Dinah Gould Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health, South Bank University

In recent years there have been many advances in the management of wounds, but one area which is still neglected is pain control. Dinah Gould describes the physiology of wound pain and how careful management can reduce patients’ discomfort.

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aims of this article are to provide an account of different types of wound and the aetiology of pain associated with wounds. The healing process is described with special emphasis on pain control during wound management. After reading this article you should be able to:

Primary Health Care. 9, 9, 31-38. doi: 10.7748/phc1999.

Keywords :

Wounds - Pain