Comment: Teamwork and balance
At the end of my training in Edinburgh, I spent two days working with the dermatology nurses in the dressing clinic. These proved to be two of the most useful days of my training. I learnt how to apply ichthammol under tube gauze suits; how to apply paste bandages; how to soak weepy skin in potassium permanganate; and other techniques. At first my efforts to apply dressings looked pretty poor, but they did improve.
Dermatology in practice 2014; 20(2): 3–3
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