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Wounds – From Physiology to Wound Dressing: Evidence Based Guidelines

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105(31-32): 557. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0557b

Gentz, P

LNSLNS It might be added that there are a number of evidence based guidelines for wound management which come out clearly in favor of using various modern wound dressings. The Guideline Library of the Guidelines International Network (GIN) contains at least eight such guidelines.

These include the guideline of the Royal College of Nursing and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK dating from 2005 (1). The Health Technology Assessment of the American health authority issued a guideline recommending modern wound dressings in 2005 (2). The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has also produced a similar guideline (3).

Modern wound dressings are the therapeutic standard of evidence based medicine even if such guidelines have not yet been published in Germany.
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.557b

Dr. med. Peter Gentz
Winsener Str. 48
21077 Hamburg, Germany
dr.peter.gentz@gmx.de

Conflict of interest statement
Dr. Genz regularly writes scientific articles for commercial enterprises, including on the topic "modern wound management", e.g. for Johnson & Johnson, BSN Medicare, Urgo, S + N
1.
The Royal College of Nursing: The management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care. A clinical practice guideline. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2005.
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Lau J, Tatsioni A, Balk E, Chew P, Kupelnick B,Wang C, O’Donnell T: Usual care in the management of chronic wounds: A review of the recent literature. Rockville: Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2005.
3.
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO): Assessment and management of stage I to IV pressure ulcers. Toronto: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) 2007.
1. The Royal College of Nursing: The management of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care. A clinical practice guideline. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2005.
2. Lau J, Tatsioni A, Balk E, Chew P, Kupelnick B,Wang C, O’Donnell T: Usual care in the management of chronic wounds: A review of the recent literature. Rockville: Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2005.
3. Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO): Assessment and management of stage I to IV pressure ulcers. Toronto: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) 2007.