Wound dressings and devices form a very important phase of the medical and pharmaceutical wound care market worldwide. Dressings are classified in an exceedingly variety of ways depending on their function within the wound (wound debridement, antibacterial agents, occlusive, absorbent, adherence), kind of material utilized to produce the dressing (e.g. hydrocolloid, alginate, collagen) and the physical form of the dressing (ointment, film, foam, gel). Dressings are additionally classified into traditional dressings, modern and advanced dressings, skin replacement product and wound healing devices. The perfect dressing ought to accomplish fast healing at affordable price with lowest inconvenience to the patient. Wound care and dressing choice ought to be a holistic, structured method involving close cooperation between medical and nursing employees. Three factors should be thought of once assessing the need for a wound dressing that embrace general health of the patient, native atmosphere of the wound and specific properties of the dressing.
- Wound Dressing and Bandages
- Wound Dressing and Healing
- Wound Care and Hydrocolloid Dressing