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Nurs Stand. 2005 Jul 20-26;19(45):90-2.

The use of topical opioids to relieve pressure ulcer pain.

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Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland. tracey.ashfield@ucht.n-i.nhs.uk

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the use of topical opioids to relieve pain associated with pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care. Morphine and diamorphine-infused gel have been used effectively to relieve pain and promote comfort in this group of patients.

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