From wound to recovery: The basic principles of wound management

  • Lynda Steyn Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: wound, recovery, basic principles, wound management


Following on from the previous article on the basic principles of wound healing, this article discusses the basic principles of wound management. A wound that is not properly managed can delay the healing process and become chronic. The overall aim of wound management is to provide the ideal environment for the wound to heal. A warm, moist and non-toxic healing environment provides the best conditions for the wound to heal naturally. Certain factors may help to determine whether the patient’s wound may be managed in the pharmacy, or will need to be referred for further evaluation.

Author Biography

Lynda Steyn, Amayeza Information Services
BPharm, Amayeza Information Services
Wound Care