Home > Wound care in patients with a history of intravenous drug use Wound care in patients with a history of intravenous drug use Tuesday 19th July, 2011
Injection drug use and wound care. Pieper B(1), Hopper JA. Author information: (1)College of Nursing, Wayne State University, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. [email protected] Persons who have injected drugs present challenges to providing wound care.
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Home » Wound care for injecting drug users: part 1. TITLE. Wound care for injecting drug users: part 1. AUTHOR(S) Powell, Gail. PUB. DATE The importance of nutrition in promoting wound healing is outlined. Part two next week will discuss specifically the assessment and management of leg ulcers in IV drug users. The article reports on
Wound care for injecting drug users: part 1 Gail Powell Clinical nurse specialist, Wound Care Service, Knowle Clinic, Bristol Part one of this article focuses on the types of injection-related wounds that may occur in the intravenous (IV) drug user.
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Injection Drug Use and Wound Care. All aspects of the person’s background will have an impact on wound healing. Wounds need careful assessment and diagnosis. Venous ulceration can be
Researchers have found that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection. Morphine acts on cells in the central nervous system, resulting in pain relief and analgesia
healing wounds, they are extremely difﬁcult to treat. Three kinds of chronic wounds commonly seen in homeless people are venous stasis ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and intravenous (IV) drug use injection site infections. Venous stasis ulcers are caused by vascular insufﬁciency that results
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injection drug users are ‘‘polysubstance’’ abusers . Among drug injectors, tobacco dependence is high, and the use of marijuana and alcohol is also greater than in the general population. Combined drug use probably leads to greater consequences from injecting, such as impaired wound healing among chronic tobacco smokers.
Dangers of IV Drug Use. While intravenous (IV) injection is the most effective way to get an intense, nearly instantaneous rush of euphoria from heroin, all types of needle users – intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous – pay for that rush by risking their health …