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Title: Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics (EMLA) 5% Cream as a Primary Dressing on a Painful Lower Leg Ulcer
Authors: Purcell, Anne ;Marshall, A.P.;King, Jennie ;Buckley, T.
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Source: Volume 21, Issue 7, pp. 309-314
Journal title: Journal of Wound Care
Department: Nursing & Midwifery Directorate
Abstract: Patients living with chronic leg ulceration may frequently experience moderate to severe wound-related pain, which may not be alleviated by oral analgesics alone. Poorly controlled leg ulcer pain can prevent timely and effective wound management strategies being implemented, and increase wound healing times. Furthermore, patients with poorly controlled leg ulcer pain can experience continuous pain, which significantly affects quality of life. This case report introduces an innovative way of using the eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) 5% cream to reduce wound-related pain, reduce oral analgesic intake, and improve health-related quality of life for a patient with a painful, chronic lower leg ulcer.
ISSN: 0969-0700
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Nursing
Wound Care
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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