Clean wound with granulating tissue

Wet wound with granulating tissue, yellow slough, and some black escharGoals of treatment:
  • to heal the wound
  • to prevent area from further breakdown

Things to keep in mind:

  • remove or prevent pressure on the area
  • observe for infection
  • maximize nutrition and hydration
Suggested treatment*:
  • a foam dressing, such as Mepilex border is the suggested dressing* for this wound
  • the dressing can remain on the wound for up to 7 days (if no strike-through of drainage).

* All suggested treatments and dressings in this web site were evidence based choices by the authors and by no means represent the only dressing option available.

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Last Updated February 1, 2009 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada