Chronic wounds and nursing care.

  title={Chronic wounds and nursing care.},
  author={Christer Lindholm and Alicia Bergsten and Erik Berglund},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  volume={8 1},
This study has collated data on the prevalence of chronic wounds and the demography of patients with these wounds. Diagnostic methods, nursing care, the presence of diabetes and pain are analysed, as well as data on healing, amputation and mortality three months post-study. A total of 694 patients were identified: 406 with leg or foot ulcers, 117 with pressure ulcers and 171 with other wounds. Most patients were treated in the community. Leg ulcer aetiology was verified with ultrasound Doppler… CONTINUE READING
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