Addressing the basic principles of wound care

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Addressing the basic principles of wound care

Elizabeth Nichols
24 June 2015

Recently, a nursing friend of mine returned from a charity trip to a resource-poor country. He knew he would be encountering patients with traumatic wounds and pressure ulcers, so before he went, he asked me for some recommendations on wound management practices that he could employ that would be locally sustainable. In the area he intended to visit, access to healthcare would be very limited and most people would not be able to afford treatment or pay for dressings.

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