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Dermatology Nursing, Podoconiosis, Skin, Water



  1. Brooks, Jill


ABSTRACT: In rural Africa, wound and skin care is often undertaken within very limited resources and staff have little access to evidence-based information on which to base clinical decisions. There is a shortage of appropriate products for wound and skin care. This article investigates the use of PUR(TM)-a product that, without the use of fuel or expensive equipment, converts even the most contaminated water into drinking quality that may also be used for wound care. The article highlights discrepancies in the standards of care between developed and developing countries and shows the need for further research.