Impaired wound healing in patients with diabetes

Nurs Stand. 2001 Jun 6-12;15(38):39-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.06.15.38.39.c3039.

Abstract

Background: This article reviews a cross-section of literature on wound healing and highlights how diabetes mellitus can cause deviations from usual healing patterns.

Conclusion: Nursing interventions can either enhance or delay the healing process. Nurses need to understand the defective processes to optimise the available healing potential.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Assessment / methods
  • Postoperative Care / methods
  • Postoperative Care / nursing
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin Care / methods
  • Skin Care / nursing
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / nursing*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / physiopathology
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / nursing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology