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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157265
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Honey for Chronic Wound Healing
Abstract:
Use of Honey for Chronic Wound Healing
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Zulkowski, Karen, DNS, RN, CWS
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University, Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:31 Snowy Lane, Red Lodge, MT, 59068, USA
Contact Telephone:406 671-2909
Co-Authors:Karen Gray-Leach, RN, BSN, CWCN, COCN, Wound Nurse
Objectives: To examine the evidence for honey use in wound healing. To present case studies using honey dressings with chronic wound healing. Problem/Purpose: Clinical studies have demonstrated that honey is effective in the management of infected wounds, including antibiotic-resistant strains. Honey forms a physical antibacterial barrier to prevent bacterial colonization and creates a moist wound healing environment. Study results have also demonstrated a reduction in wound pain. All studies were conducted in European countries. Honey has recently been approved by the FDA for use in wound care.  However, use has not been researched in clinical applications in the US. The purpose of this research is to conduct an evidence based review and to examine the use of honey dressings for chronic wound healing. Methods: An evidence based review of the literature for use of honey in chronic wounds was conducted and a clinical trial using honey dressings is underway.  The trial will use a convenience sample of acute care patients with a chronic wound that has not healed with other products. The wound will be cleaned and the honey dressing applied.  Dressings will be changed in 3-5 days.  Wound measurements and photographs will be taken at each dressing change. Percent of healing will be calculated. Results: Two case studies in nursing homes have been completed to date. Results have shown honey is effective in healing a chronic wound and reducing wound pain. This presentation will show the results of the evidence based review and 4-6 case studies using honey. Conclusion:  Honey is an old remedy that hold promise for current clinical practice.  Non-healing wounds are painful and costly.  Therefore, a product that can help heal these wounds can significantly impact care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of Honey for Chronic Wound Healingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157265-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of Honey for Chronic Wound Healing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zulkowski, Karen, DNS, RN, CWS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">31 Snowy Lane, Red Lodge, MT, 59068, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">406 671-2909</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karenz@montana.edu, drkarenz@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karen Gray-Leach, RN, BSN, CWCN, COCN, Wound Nurse</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: To examine the evidence for honey use in wound healing. To present case studies using honey dressings with chronic wound healing. Problem/Purpose: Clinical studies have demonstrated that honey is effective in the management of infected wounds, including antibiotic-resistant strains. Honey forms a physical antibacterial barrier to prevent bacterial colonization and creates a moist wound healing environment. Study results have also demonstrated a reduction in wound pain. All studies were conducted in European countries. Honey has recently been approved by the FDA for use in wound care.&nbsp; However, use has not been researched in clinical applications in the US. The purpose of this research is to conduct an evidence based review and to examine the use of honey dressings for chronic wound healing.&nbsp;Methods: An evidence based review of the literature for use of honey in chronic wounds was conducted and a clinical trial using honey dressings is underway.&nbsp; The trial will use a convenience sample of acute care patients with a chronic wound that has not healed with other products. The wound will be cleaned and the honey dressing applied.&nbsp; Dressings will be changed in 3-5 days.&nbsp; Wound measurements and photographs will be taken at each dressing change. Percent of healing will be calculated. Results: Two case studies in nursing homes have been completed to date. Results have shown honey is effective in healing a chronic wound and reducing wound pain. This presentation will show the results of the evidence based review and 4-6 case studies using honey. Conclusion:&nbsp; Honey is an old remedy that hold promise for current clinical practice.&nbsp; Non-healing wounds are painful and costly.&nbsp; Therefore, a product that can help heal these wounds can significantly impact care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:42:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:42:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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