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This study compared a polyurethane foam dressing with a hydrocolloid dressing for ease of application and removal, adhesion, conformability, absorbency and wear time. A randomised study was carried out, including 61 patients with stage two or three pressure sores in five centres in the UK. Dressings were applied for up to 30 days and assessments were(More)
Pain in patients with wounds is a largely underestimated problem in spite of it being highlighted as a significant factor that adversely influences patients' biopsychosocial wellbeing; it also adversely affects wound healing. This article considers the impact of wound pain on patients' quality of life, and how quality of life may be measured. The article(More)
The concept of a moist wound environment for optimal healing has been promoted since the early 1960s. With few exceptions, improved healing rates, less painful dressing changes and better quality scarring result from wounds treated with dressing products that manage exudate effectively. An understanding of how wounds heal is necessary to both predict and(More)
Efficient and cost-effective management of excessive wound exudate continues to present unique challenges to nurses. Accurate patient and wound assessment is essential to inform the treatment and selection of suitable dressings. The wide range of modern wound management products should be sufficient to meet the needs of every wound type at all phases of(More)
  • Maureen Benbow
  • 2006
An 'all-in-one' guideline on pressure ulcer prevention and management in primary and secondary care was published last year by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE 2005a). The guideline is published in two parts. The first part is The Management of Pressure Ulcers in Primary and Secondary Care (Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and(More)
The important issue of patient/carer involvement in relation to pressure sore prevention and management is referred to in the NHS Executive's (1994) draft document on the prevention and management of pressure sores, commonly known as the 'Pressure sore consensus guidelines'. It states that: 'A multidisciplinary plan of care should be negotiated with(More)