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.
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/phc19126.96.36.199.31.c663