Secondary Wound Dressing Application: Tips to Extend Wear Time

A secondary wound dressing can be an important part of the healing process. To be most effective, secondary dressings need to be securely held to the primary dressing. By using gentle, waterproof medical adhesives to secure secondary dressings, wound care clinicians can ensure exudate and other bodily fluids do not weaken the seal.

In clinical practice, however, hydrocolloid dressings with adhesive borders are difficult to use, increase cost, and cause more waste. By using a gentle, strong, and waterproof medical adhesive, health care professionals can cut the dressing to the exact shape needed and be confident that the dressing will stay secure longer.

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