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Authors

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

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.