Why Moist Wound Healing?
Moist wound healing has been the evidence based /best practice approach since Dr. George Winter first published his studies in 1962.
- 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
- Hydrofibre or calcium alginates can be used. Such a dressing goes on dry, and soaks up exudate
- A foam dressing can be used to absorb drainage. It is useful because it can be left on up to seven days and holds significant amount of drainage.