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Chronic wound management

Jane Flynn gives an overview of wound healingand takes a practical look at different dressings

Understanding chronic wound management: part 1 

Jane Flynn gives an overview of wound healingand takes a practical look at different dressings
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Understanding chronic wound management: part 2
In part 2 of our article on wound management, Jane Flynn looks at antimicrobial dressings and alternative options promoting healing in chronic wounds  
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The information below helps you to identify knowledge gaps and undertake continuing professional development.

The questions can be viewed/printed as a PDF (80K).

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How to undertake continuing professional development

Identify knowledge gaps

  • What are the pros and cons of wound cleansing?
  • When should silver dressings be used?
  • How is topical negative pressure applied?

Action: practice points

Reading is only one way to undertake CPD and the Society will expect to see various approaches in a pharmacist’s CPD portfolio.

  1. Talk to your local district nurse and about his or her preferred dressings.
  2. Find out if your primary care organisation runs study days on chronic wounds and ask to attend.
  3. Examine the range of dressings you stock. Could it be improved? Do you have basic dressings in a range of sizes?


For your work to be presented as CPD, you need to evaluate your reading and any other activities.

Answer the following questions:

  • What have you learnt?
  • How has it added value to your practice? (Have you applied this learning or had any feedback?)
  • What will you do now and how will this be achieved?

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10970478

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