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Understanding and preventing wound blistering

Ousey, Karen, Gillibrand, Warren P. and Stephenson, John (2011) Understanding and preventing wound blistering. Wounds UK, 7 (4). pp. 50-56. ISSN 1746-6814

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    Abstract

    Surgical wounds generally heal by primary intention with no significant problems. However, the development of blisters can be painful, extend the inpatient stay, be expensive and may lead to surgical site infection. Numerous studies have compared a variety of wound dressings, evaluating their performance in preventing the development of wound blistering to perioperative wound skin, yet none present conclusive recommendations. A wound dressing should maintain a warm, moist healing environment and should not damage the periwound area, which could lead to blister formation. Protection of the periwound area is vital and can be achieved by choosing a dressing that does not adhere to surrounding skin, is easy to apply, easy to remove and flexible.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 11:52
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 16:14
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12583

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