Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers continue to be a difficult problem to manage, especially in the elderly populations. They are costly in terms of pain, as well as medical resources. The initiative Healthy People 2010 has set a goal at reducing the number of chronic wounds, more specifically pressure ulcers, by 50% in nursing home residents. (Porth & Matfin, 2009). Researchers are diligently attempting to find new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to manage chronic wounds. One solution may actually be an old remedy; honey. The purpose of this work is to provide healthcare workers with a review of the dynamics of wound healing and current knowledge regarding honey as a treatment option for chronic wounds. An increased knowledge about wound healing and treatment options may translate into improved outcomes for patients and optimal utilization of resources
Enger, Tracy Jo, "Honey in Healing: New Look at an Old Treatment" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 4676.