Care of pin sites

Lloyd, Hilary, Bell, Audrey and Leader, Maria (2008) Care of pin sites. Nursing Standard, 22 (33). pp. 44-48. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

External fixation is a key component in orthopaedic management. However, the use of metal pins or wires may result in complications, such as pin site infections. To prevent infections pin site care must include effective assessment, monitoring and cleaning of the pin site. Differing methods of pin site management in clinical practice have resulted in inconsistencies in the literature relating to best practice. This article explores some of the variations in pin site care

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External skeletal fixation (Surgery), Infection
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2009 09:10
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 11:59
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/151

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