Ogrodnik, P and McBride, A (2018) Pin-site Care And Innovations In Practice: The Royal Stoke University Hospital Experience. Orthopaedic and Trauma Times (33). 19 - 27.

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This paper presents the Royal Stoke University Hospital pin-site care protocol. It has evolved during 25 years of fracture management research at the centre and has been developed in accordance with the RCN Consensus Guidelines on Pin-Site Care. However, it contains some innovative adjuncts that could minimise the incidence of pin-site infections requiring medicinal intervention. Scope for research on dressing type and cleansing solutions still remains. However, this article presents the importance of patient education and dressing compression in the prevention of irritation around the pin-site, thus reducing the risk of developing any infection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External Fixation, Pin Tract Infection, Pin-Site Care, Pressure Necrosis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 09:53
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4505

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