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Using an innovative dressing to balance wound moisture

Introduction

Exudate management in chronic wounds and hard-to-heal wounds is a vital process and community nurses need to be aware of the best practice evidence as well as correct product choice. This is particularly important when attempting to provide the optimum moist healing environment and achieve a balance of moisture in the wound bed. Another important element in chronic wounds is the promotion of autolytic debridement, which helps to ensure that healing is not complicated by any devitalised tissue, which can harbour bacteria and impede new tissue growth. This article investigates best practice in the treatment of chronic wounds, with a focus on the management of moisture in the wound bed. The author also looks at one dressing in particular, Cutimed HydroControl® (BSN medical, an SCA company), which uses an osmotic effect and a high moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) to ensure that excessive wound exudate is drawn away from the wound bed.


Sponsored by: BSN Medical Limited
Topics: Wound Care
Length: Up to 90 minutes
Status: Unit started

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