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  • This article is an abstract from a new guide, Principles of Best Practice: Minimising Pain at Wound Dressing-Related Procedures. It is an educational initiative of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS). The guide has been inspired by two seminal documents: the European Wound Management Association's position document, Pain at Wound Dressing Changes (EWMA, 2002), and Practical Treatment of Wound Pain and Trauma: A Patient-centred Approach (Reddy et al, 2003). As an international educational initiative, the WUWHS document is aimed at anyone involved in dressing-related procedures anywhere in the world. This article summarises the section on best practice in the assessment of wound pain.


  • Briggs, Michelle
  • Ferris, Frank D
  • Glynn, Chris
  • Harding, Keith
  • Hofman, Deborah
  • Hollinworth, Helen
  • Krasner, Diane L
  • Lindholm, Christina
  • Moffatt, Christine
  • Price, Patricia
  • Romanelli, Marco
  • Sibbald, Gary
  • Stacey, Michael
  • Téot, Luc
  • World Union of Wound Healing Societies EXPERT WORKING GROUP

publication date

  • October 12, 2004