Focus on periwound
Created:   3/12/2013
Contains:  3 items
Although often ignored, periwound skin damage can increase pain and slow down wound healing. There are a number of ways to maintain healthy skin.

Observations of Periwound Skin Protection in Venous Ulcers: A Comparison of Treatments

Hunter, Susan M.; Langemo, Diane; Thompson, Patricia; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care . 26(2):62-66, February 2013.

Mindful selection of barrier can treat and prevent periwound skin problems.

A Randomized Crossover Investigation of Pain at Dressing Change Comparing 2 Foam Dressings

Woo, Kevin Y.; Coutts, Patricia M.; Price, Patricia; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care . 22(7):304-310, July 2009.

Too much moisture can damage periwound skin resulting in maceration. Maceration may be related to persistent pain.