Symptom Management

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Symptom Management

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When treating a wound, as well as considering the underlying co-morbidities it is important to manage the presenting tissue types at the wound bed and also the associated symptoms which include infection, exudate, pain and odour. All of these symptoms need effectively managing due to the negative effect they can have on the wound healing process as well as the patient’s quality of life. Symptom management is critical to ensure patient comfort and positive treatment outcomes.

This section aims to explore the importance of accurate assessment of symptoms, guides you through the assessment process and provides an overview of how to treat these symptoms using the dressings available.

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