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An Investigation into the Prevention of Blistering in Post-Operative Wounds : Results of a Delphi Survey

Ousey, Karen, Gillibrand, Warren P. and Stephenson, John (2012) An Investigation into the Prevention of Blistering in Post-Operative Wounds : Results of a Delphi Survey. In: European Wound Management Association EWMA 2012 , 23-25 May 2012, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Surgical patients are at risk of developing postoperative
    wound complications, including blistering
    and infection, especially following orthopaedic surgery
    1,2
    • Incidences of wound blistering have been reported
    in the literature of between 6 – 24% 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Wound blisters can increase wound pain, delay
    wound healing and increase the susceptibility to
    wound infection 6
    • Consequently, the length of an ‘in patient’ hospital
    stay can be prolonged, increasing costs and adversely
    affecting the morbidity/mortality rates 6
    • Currently, the literature is equivocal as to whether
    the choice of wound dressing has an effect on wound
    complication rates

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
    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: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 16:33
    Last Modified: 31 May 2012 16:33
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13788

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