Provider Prepared’s Weekly Pearl of Wound Wisdom #10 This dressing is not for salad!
One very important detail to wound dressing is moisture. Historically it was felt that wounds should be exposed to the air and allowed to dry out. Recent studies have shown that occluded wounds heal up to 40 percent faster than non-occluded wounds.
Armstrong, DA et al. Basic principles of wound management. UpToDate Oct 2017.
Each wound has unique needs that should be taken into consideration for both dressing and dressing change regimen. Visit ProviderPrepared.com for the peace of mind you need for home wound care.
Nathan Whittaker, MD
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