Surgical wounds and Dressings

By | 20th May 2012

Surgical Dressings

Described in detail the wound healing process and then the types of surgical dressings.

National institute for clinical excellence

1. NICE U.K guidelines on surgical wounds: prevention and treatment of surgical site infection.

2. Guidance on the use of debriding agents for difficult to heal surgical wounds Patient Information

Advanced treatments for non-healing chronic wounds

Vincent Falanga MD, FACP has described the new techniques in wound healing including Bio engineered skin, Gene therapy and Stem cell therapy.

Topical antimicrobial agents in wound care 

A review of the evidence for the use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound care by Rose Cooper

Wound infections
Recognition and management of wound infections by Mark Collier discussed some background information about common pathogens, development of infection, diagnosis and treatment of wound infection.

Selection of dressings

A structured approach to the selection of dressings by Dr Stephen Thomas Director Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory explained the selection of dressings according to the wound condition, factors related to product, patient and economic consideration.

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