Issue : May 2002
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Brendan Docherty, MSc, RN, PGCE. Critical Care Manager, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, London; and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Healthcare Research Unit, City University, London
Pauline Buchanan, BSc (Hons), RN, RM, ONC, DipN.
Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPDSubscription
Anne McDermott, BA (Hons), RN, DipN.
Wound healing and potential therapeutic optionsSubscription
Andrew KingsleyCNS Infection Control and Tissue Viability, Northern Devon NHS TrustWound healing is a complex process that involves interacting cells, cytokines, enzymes, carbohydrates and proteins in cascades and sequences that are linear in character but occur seemingly simultaneously across the wound bed as different areas progress at different speeds. The process can be divided into inflammation, proliferation and maturation phases (Cox, 1993).