Physical effects of heroin and cocaine: considerations for a wound care service.

@article{Pieper1996PhysicalEO,
  title={Physical effects of heroin and cocaine: considerations for a wound care service.},
  author={Barbara A Pieper},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          248-56
        }
}
  • Barbara A Pieper
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing…
Use of illicit substance is a major health care problem in the United States. Two commonly used illicit substances are heroin and cocaine. Both drugs can have multiple effects on the body, including the development of wounds. This article explores the street terminology, methods of use, and physical effects of heroin and cocaine, psychophysical nursing diagnoses and problems associated with their use, and considerations for a wound care service for persons with a history of heroin or cocaine… CONTINUE READING

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