To present the wound care practitioner with a model for the assessment and treatment of wound-related pain.
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders.
After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of chronic pain and the wound pain model.
- Describe the patient's wound-related pain perspective.
- Identify aspects of local wound care and their relationship to pain.