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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Wound Care Management and Dressing Materials

  • Open or Close Sriyani A Kumarasinghe*

    Department of Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

    *Corresponding author: Sriyani A Kumarasinghe RN, BScN (Hons), Dip Teaching & Supervision, PhD Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Submission: June 4, 2018; Published: August 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000571

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue5


Impairment of wound healing has many negative outcomes for the patient, family and to the society. Therefore, wounds need to be managed comprehensively through proper assessment, following proper techniques and, using proper dressings according to the nature of the wound and patient preferences. Careful assessment of the wound is vital to determine the healing progress and, to select the type of material to be used for the dressing. Pain assessment and its control are un-forgetful aspects of successful wound management. Though advanced dressing materials are available in facilitated settings, conventional wound materials including topical antibacterial agents are widely used in most of the settings due to unavailability, low cost, and unawareness. In this review, briefly discuss the general principles of wound management, principles of wound bed preparation, dressing selection, antibacterial agents and dressing materials using for wound care.

Keywords: Wound care management; Dressing selection; Dressing materials; Advanced dressings

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