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Chronic Wound Pain: A Conceptual Model

Woo, Kevin Y. RN, MSc, PhD(C), ACNP, GNC(C); Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAPWCA, MEd

Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000305431.78542.1e
Features: Clinical Management Extra
Abstract

PURPOSE: To present the wound care practitioner with a model for the assessment and treatment of wound-related pain.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders.

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:

1. Discuss the pathophysiology of chronic pain and the wound pain model.

2. Describe the patient's wound-related pain perspective.

3. Identify aspects of local wound care and their relationship to pain.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.