Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 7(2): Top tips for caring for patients with a surgical wound

Wound Essentials 7(2): Top tips for caring for patients with a surgical wound

Service delivery, Surgical wounds | Amy Oldfield

Postoperative care of a surgical wound forms an integral part of a clinician’s knowledge base, due to the large number of surgical procedures carried out annually in the UK (11 million according to the Department for Health [DH], 2009). This article examines strategies that will prove useful to clinicians.