ABSTRACT: Wound management is a vital aspect of veterinary nursing. This article reflects on common wound management techniques and when they should be applied in practice. Owners are the first to identify when their pet has a wound so when they bring them into the practice for treatment is crucial; wound management should occur in the first 6 hours post-injury to encourage optimal healing. This article will discuss cleansing techniques, as well as ideal irrigating pressures and the appropriate solutions to be used when presented with a wound.


Stephanie-Rose Ball FdSc RVN

Stephanie qualified as an RVN in 2016 after completing her degree at the Royal Veterinary College. She has since been working in a first-opinion small-animal practice, where she gains experience in a variety of areas around the clinic, including wound management.

Email: stephanie_rose6@hotmail.co.uk

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (11) • November 2017 pp325-328

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