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Br J Nurs. 2008 Nov 13-26;17(20):S38-44.

The use of medical grade honey in clinical practice.

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Tissue Viability and Vascular Nurse Specialist, Surgical Directorate, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, NHS Trust, London, UK.


In the current healthcare environment, clinicians are increasingly under pressure to use wound care products that are cost-effective. This includes products that can be used in a variety of wounds to achieve different outcomes, depending on the wound-bed requirements. Medical grade honey has emerged as a product that can achieve a variety of outcomes within the wound and is safe and easy to use. This article reviews the use of a medical grade honey (Medihoney) in various clinical applications, with a view to placement on the wound care formulary in both primary and secondary care. It provides an in-depth account of case studies featured in a poster presentation at the 2008 European Wound Management Association meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

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