Modern Wound Dressings and How to Select & Apply them

Abstract

This lecture takes a detailed look at modern wound dressings and using them in practice.  It discusses what makes an ideal dressing and how to use dressings in the most effective way to ensure that the correct wound environment for healing is maintained.  It goes through a wide range of commonly used dressings and their use and then focuses on the use of  topical antimicrobial dressings, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using topical antimicrobial therapy.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the use of a range of modern wound dressings including antimicrobial dressings
  • Further confidence in wound management in practice

Author

Louise O’Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Medical, Surgical) RVN

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