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Br J Community Nurs. 2005 Mar;10(3):S28-34.

Assessment and management of fungating wounds: a review.

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Paisley, Renfrewshire.


Fingating wounds always present a management challenge. Not only is it often difficult to manage the physical aspects of the wound - pain, bleeding, exudate and odour - but also the psychological impact of a fungating wound on the patient and their family or carers is often considerable. This review examines current practice in relation to fungating wounds, and emphasizes the central important of assessment, communication and sensitivity in nursing management.

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