Mitigating Skin Maceration & Adhesive Damage to Peri-Wound

While a moist environment has been proven to help facilitate a healthy healing process, issues may arise that require attention. One of the more common issues that occurs when a dressing is left on too long or is not properly secured is macerated skin. Skin maceration happens when skin is in contact with moisture for […]

Occlusive vs. Non-occlusive Dressings

Most modern dressings are considered occlusive. So, is there are role for non-occlusive dressings in modern wound care? We review the occlusive and non-occlusive dressings and how to best use them. What is the ideal wound healing environment? The goals of dressings are to prevent infection and to promote an ideal healing environment. The ideal […]

Chronic Wound Care: Wound Exudate Assessment and Management

This well-referenced White Paper, sponsored by Woundsource.com, describes the categories of exudate and the function of exudate in normal and delayed wound healing. Chronic Wound Care assessment and best practice exudate management are also discussed, including strategies to reduce dressing changes. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, highly rated by health care practitioners, is an effective tool for […]