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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | February 2018

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Managing moisture

Managing moisture
Wound Care

Article topics: Exudate, Moisture, Tissue viability, Wound Care, Wound healing

Managing moisture to achieve the optimum ‘moist’ wound healing environment is key to facilitating wound healing. Wounds which are dry or have a low volume of exudate need moisture added for hydration. Wounds that are wet with a high volume of exudate need fluid to be removed effectively by dressings with high absorbency. Moisture imbalance can have negative consequences for patients — physically, psychologically and socially.