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VOL: 98, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 49Eileen Shepherd, RGN, DipN;Mark Collier, BA, RNT, RCNT, ONC, RNI can remember clearly the first wound I dressed. The patient, who had been hospitalised for several months following a stroke, had a long-standing leg ulcer. Her wound had been cleaned for several weeks with hydrogen peroxide and dressed with a dry dressing. It is not surprising that the wound had shown no signs of healing since the patient was admitted.

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