Dressing Strategies for Infected Wounds

Infected wounds are a constant clinical challenge. Broken skin offers microorganisms an entry point into the bloodstream. Likewise, an infected wound bed stops successful skin and tissue healing. Systemic antibiotics can help quell systemic infection, but they cannot always reach a wound in sufficient concentration to heal the infection. Thus, local wound care and dressing […]

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 […]

Wound Healing: Myth vs Reality

Throughout the years the Hy-Tape team has fielded many questions in the field of wound care, ostomy securement, and different patient populations. Below are some of the most common statements that we hear regarding wound healing that are sometimes either not true, or need more attention to avoid discomfort and extended healing time. Leaving a […]