The scientific basis of healing

Adv Wound Care. 1997 May-Jun;10(3):30-6.


Successful wound management requires an understanding of the normal healing process and the factors that can interrupt it. Studies have shown that wounds heal more readily in a moist, physiologic environment. Clinicians can improve the outcome of wound care by applying these research findings and by identifying and correcting impediments to healing. This article provides a basic understanding of the healing process and a clinical approach to optimal care of acute and chronic wounds.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Wound Healing / physiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / nursing
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology*