Top tips for wound dressing selection

2014, Vol 1, No 1, pages 24–26

There are a myriad of dressings available to manage chronic wounds and, as a result, it can be quite daunting for the clinician to make a decision as to the ‘best’ dressing for a given wound at a given time. Understanding the basic principles of wound management and coupling that with knowledge of the dressing characteristics can help to make the decision-making process easier.

Author

  • Dot Weir

    Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse and Certified Wound Specialist, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA