Intended for healthcare professionals

Care of chronic wounds

In the second of this two-part article on wound management, practical issues of wound care and dressings are discussed. When deciding on a regimen of care for a patient with a chronic wound, it is important to take into account the patient’s wishes. Many patients will have had previous experience of dressings and bandages and will know what suits them. A patient should never be allowed to leave the surgery with a bandage or dressing in place that causes pain or discomfort.
Dermatology in practice 2001; 9(3): 28–29
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