Compression therapy : getting it right

Edwards, Helen & Shuter, Patricia (2006) Compression therapy : getting it right. The Australian Nursing Journal, 13(11), p. 39.


Teaching basic principles of colonisation, contamination and infection has revolutionised approaches to wound care. Wound colonisation is classified as the existence of bacteria with no obvious host reaction (Carville 2005). The act of wound contamination is recognised as introducing micro-organisms into the wound (Ellis 2004). Wound infection is an invasion and multiplication of micro-organisms causing localised and systemic effects (Baranoski and Ayello 2004). Through clinical practice, nurses inadvertently engage in wound contamination thus setting the environment for wound infection.

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ID Code: 57195
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1320-3185
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2013 00:34
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 04:48

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