Negative pressure wound therapy: Improving the patient experience Part 1 of 3

Dominic UPTON, Abbye Andrews

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Abstract

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an effective treatment for healing wounds, which may have additional benefits, such as reduced time spent in hospital and fewer dressing changes. However, as with most wound treatments, NPWT can be painful for some patients. Research has shown that the pain and accompanying stress of wound care can impair patient quality of life and delay the healing process, highlighting the need to explore ways in which the patient experience of NPWT might be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-557
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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