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Before treatment takes place, it is essential to make a full assessment of:
Using evidence-based treatment to ensure:
Registered practitioners need to understand the numerous cellular processes which take place in the wound repair process to enable them to make informed decisions regarding dressing selection.
Correct usage of modern dressings will facilitate the wound healing process rather than just cover a wound.
Correct use of debridement and surrounding skin care plus correction of underlying pathology along with the correct usage of modern dressings will result in improved patient comfort, correct wear time, effective use of nurse time and a reduction in cost.
Managing complex wounds may require specialised nurse input. Click here for Tissue viability contact detailsLast updated: 30-01-2020