Clinical Experience with Geliperm in Chronic and Acute Wounds
The assessment of a new dressing material is not easy. Random controlled clinical trails are virtually impossible because of the great variation between patients and their wounds. Any new product must therefore be compared with standard routine materials used in similar conditions in the same unit. Comparison with results from other centres whose techniques and procedures are different cannot be made with any accuracy. The conditions chosen for inclusion in an investigation must occur with sufficient frequency to allow experience to be gained and results presented in a reasonable period of time. Also, as nursing staff will carry out many dressings, the new material must be acceptable to them and the investigation be planned on a combined medical and nursing basis. Of importance is the unavoidable extra care given to patients in this situation and this must be remembered when the results are examined.
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