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How do perineal wounds heal?
Find out how to care for perineal wounds and factors that can prevent healing.
Perineal trauma is the most common complication of childbirth. Midwives need a good knowledge base of tissue trauma, classification of perineal wounds, wound healing, factors that can inhibit healing and adequate pain relief methods, to enable them to give the best possible care to women in the postnatal period.
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Perineal Care Supplement, British Journal of Midwifery
looks at key areas of this topic. These are just a few of the issues addressed in this supplement published by
How are perineal wounds classified?
What are the phases of perineal wound healing? What factors affect perineal wound healing?
Should second degree perineal tears be sutured or not?
Is lavender oil safe to use when treating perineal trauma?
How effective are ice packs and gel pads in the treatment of perineal trauma?
Have health professionals misunderstood the HOOP trial? Should midwives be using a ‘hands-on’ approach to help women maintain an intact perineum in childbirth?
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