Do nurses know enough about wound care?
An international, multidisciplinary study has highlighted the need for all health professionals to receive a basic level of education about wounds in undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes.
The researchers identified the research and education priorities in wound management and tissue repair. The top items that were consistently ranked in both research and education as priority areas included: pressure ulceration, diabetic foot ulceration, dressings and wound infection. Significantly, these priority issues were closely related to an ageing population with increased risk of long-term conditions and wound care requirements.