Understanding the role of proteases and pH in wound healing.

  • Ian Rushton
  • Published 2007 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…


Recent research into chronic and non-healing wounds has helped increase our knowledge and understanding of the destructive processes that occur in wounds. Advanced dressings, such as protease-modulating dressings, have been developed to reduce the effects of these processes and re-establish a molecular balance in the wound bed. To use these dressings accurately, nurses need to understand the events that occur at a molecular level in the wound bed and the phases of wound healing so that they can act appropriately if a wound becomes 'stuck' in one of these phases.

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@article{Rushton2007UnderstandingTR, title={Understanding the role of proteases and pH in wound healing.}, author={Ian Rushton}, journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)}, year={2007}, volume={21 32}, pages={68-74} }