The Importance of Pain Assessment in Wound Care
Speaker(s): Prof C Lindholm
- 22nd October 2009
Pain at wound dressing change has been identified as one of the most distressing aspects of a chronic wound and can have a major impact on the quality of life of a patient. A number of Best Practice Documents have been developed in order to provide guidance to Healthcare Practitioners, one of the most recent from the of World Union of Wound Healing Societies has identified 10 principles of best practice at wound dressing change specifically designed to assist in minimising pain at dressing-related procedures.
Yet recently it was identified that only 45% of HealthCare Practitioners are regularly assessing pain during wound care.
Therefore, this seminar will focus on the important topic of pain assessment during wound dressing change, presented by Prof Christina Lindholm this session will provide an important practical update into the importance of assessing pain, the tools that can be utilised and the impact on outcomes that may be achieved.