Introduction to Wound Healing

Why Moist Wound Healing?

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Moist wound healing has been the evidence based /best practice approach since Dr. George Winter first published his studies in 1962.

Moist wound healing:
* Providing a balance is essential for necessary healing

  • Maintains optimal temperature
  • Decreases infection potential
  • Decreases patient pain at dressing change
  • Decreases trauma to the fragile granulating tissue of the wound bed
  • Moist = moist like your eyeball

A. Adding moisture to a dry wound

B. Drying a wet wound

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