Wound Care Dressing (one site)

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Wound healing is a complex process, for recovery to happen as quickly as possible it requires a suitable environment to promote healing. Our medical professionals will check the wound for any symptoms of infection and dress to ensure an optimal healing environment. They will also follow any specific instructions provided by your doctor as treatment can be dependent on your age, health and nature of your wound.

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Wound healing is a dynamic and complex process which requires a suitable environment to promote healing process. The correct dressing for wound management depends not only on the type of wound but also on the stage of the healing process.
Advanced wound dressings are designed to control the environment for wound healing, for example, to donate fluid (hydrogels), maintain hydration (hydrocolloids), or to absorb wound exudate (alginates, foams).

Methodology

Wound, whether it is a minor cut or a major incision, it is important to care for it properly, part of this process includes wound dressing. The dressing is designed to be in contact with the wound, which is different from a bandage that holds the dressing in place.
Modern wound dressing has been developed to facilitate the function of the wound rather than just to cover it. These dressings are focused to keep the wound from dehydration and promote healing. Based on the cause and type of wound, numerous products are available in the market, making the selection a very difficult task. Modern wound dressings are usually based on synthetic polymers and are classified as passive, interactive and bioactive products. Passive products are non-occlusive, such as gauze and tulle dressings, used to cover the wound to restore its function underneath. Interactive dressings are semi-occlusive or occlusive, available in the forms of films, foam, hydrogel and hydrocolloids. These dressings act as a barrier against the penetration of bacteria to the wound environment.

Preparation

No special preparation required. But it is required to consult with your doctors to get exact instructions regarding wound care and dressing to provide the best care.

Disclaimer

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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