Select appropriate wound dressings by matching the properties of the dressing to the type of wound

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The selection of an appropriate wound dressing should be based on an assessment of the wound and an understanding of properties of various wound dressings. Commonly used wound dressings can be categorized as moisture-retentive and antimicrobial-impregnated dressings, with subtypes of dressings in each category being appropriate in various clinical scenarios. The most appropriate dressing type may change as the wound heals.

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This article was adapted from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2013;14(6):449–59 [1]. The preparation of these articles was not supported by any external funding.

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Adis Medical Writers. Select appropriate wound dressings by matching the properties of the dressing to the type of wound. Drugs Ther Perspect 30, 213–217 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40267-014-0125-5

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Keywords

  • Necrotic Tissue
  • Triclosan
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Wound Dressing
  • Lower Extremity Wound