Best Practice StatementsBest Practice Statement: Minimising Trauma and Pain in Wound Management

Best Practice Statement: Minimising Trauma and Pain in Wound Management

Service delivery, Skin integrity, Wellbeing and concordance

Pain can affect everyone.The psychological impact of pain cannot be measured nor underestimated and is likely to affect healing. Poor techniques in wound care can further traumatise wounds leading to additional pain and slowed healing or other complications. However strategies can be adopted through which pain can be avoided or minimised. This document has been drawn up through the review of existing studies and the consensus of experts in the fields of pain and wound care. It provides guidance by which healthcare professionals can develop and improve their own care of all individuals with wounds, and as such sets a new standard by which to measure care provision.