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  1. Dressings - Most occlusive dressings - 2
    • Hydrocolloids
    • Hydrogels
  2. Occlusive dressings (hydrogel/hydrocolloid) - Indications - 3
    • Maintain tissue hydration
    • Facilitates autolytic debridement
    • Wound healing w/less pain
  3. Occlusive dressings (hydrogel/hydrocolloid) - are contraindicated for - 4
    • Infected wounds
    • Deep ischemic ulcers
    • Full thickness burns
    • Stage IV ulcers
  4. Dressings - min exudate - 1
    Hydrogel
  5. Dressings - min/mod exudate - 2
    • Foam
    • Hydrocolloid
  6. Dressings - large exudate (most moisture retentive) - 2
    • Alginate
    • Semipermeable foam
  7. Dressings - great bacterial barrier (1); used when?
    • Transparent films
    • P ulcers
  8. Dressings - used over infected wounds - 2
    • Alginates - Change 8 hrs-2-3 days; Use dry gauze or transparent film as secondary
    • Gauze
  9. Dressings - venous insufficiency
    Semirigid - Unna boot
  10. Dressings - partial thickness vs full thickness
    • Partial - Hydrogel + Hydrocolloid
    • Full - Hydrogel
  11. Dressings - Wet to dry - used for what? 1
    Mechanical debridement of necrotic tissue/slough
  12. Dressings - Gauze - Indications (3); CONTRA (1)
    • Early debridement
    • Wounds w/exudate or necrotic tissue
    • Wounds w/dead space, tunneling, or sinus tracts
    • CONTRA - Over granulation tissue w/o intermediate non-adherent dressing
  13. Dressings - Foam - Indications (2); CONTRA (2); change how often?
    • Partial & full-thickness wounds
    • W/min-mod exudate
    • CONTRA - Dry eschar; Wounds w/no exudate
    • 1-5 days
  14. Dressings - Alginates - Indications (3); CONTRA (2)
    • Mod-large exudate - w/necrosis; infected & non-infected = AS LONG AS LARGE EXUDATE
    • CONTRA - Dry or min exudate wounds
  15. Dressings - Transparent Films - Indications (4); CONTRA (4)
    • Stage I & II P ulcers
    • Autolytic debridement
    • Skin donor sites
    • Secondary dressings
    • CONTRA - Infected wounds; W/copious drainage; W/tracts; W/fragile surrounding skin
  16. Dressings - Hydrogels - Indications (4); CONTRA (5)
    • Partial & full-thickness wounds
    • Wounds w/necrosis & slough
    • BURNS & tissue damaged by radiation (rehydrate dry wound beds)
    • W/mild exudate
    • CONTRA - Infection; Sinus tracts; Heavy exudate; Exposed bone or tendon; Wounds w/fragile surrounding skin
  17. Dressings - hydrogel vs hydrocolloid; dressing changes; same (2)
    • Hydrogel - Superficial & Partial-thickness wounds w/mild exudate + BURNS
    • Hydrocolloid - Partial & Full-thickness wounds w/mild exudate
    • Dressing changes - Hydrogel frequent - daily - 8-48 hrs; Hydrocolloids 3-7 days
    • Same - autolytic debridement; mild exudate??
  18. Which dressings macerates surrounding skin? - 1
    Hydrogels

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Other Systems_Integ_Dressings
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2016-12-15 19:03:48
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