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How To Choose The Right Dressing For The Wound?



The new medical wound dressing is a care product for wounds and is a medical material used to cover sores, wounds or other damaged parts. With the in-depth study of the pathophysiology of the wound healing process, people's understanding of the wound healing process has become more and more profound, which has led to the continuous improvement and development of new medical wound dressings. Today, new wound dressings for wound care have revolutionized the early stages, and a variety of new medical wound dressings with different properties are available for clinical use. The application of new medical wound dressings in clinical practice is more and more extensive. For clinicians and nurses, what are the problems that need to be paid attention to when using wound dressings for patients?


First, the need to assess the individual differences of patients

The physiological, psychological, and economic acceptance of wound dressing varies from patient to patient. Patients have different physical physiques and are sensitive to new wound dressings. Some wound dressings may cause skin irritation in some patients. Some patients are also unable to accept wound dressings with significant odors, such as hydrocolloids and alginates. Patients with high quality of life requirements, the comfort and ease of use of wound dressings have become an important reference factor for the choice of dressings. New medical wound dressings are relatively expensive, but good new wound dressings can reduce the number of replacements and reduce medical costs. Therefore, clinical attention should be paid to the specific needs of patients to use new wound dressings.


Second, need to choose a new type of medical wound dressing according to the patient's wound condition

For example, gauze and film dressings should be used for wound healing in the first stage; film dressings should be used for shallow wounds; hydrogels should be used for wounds with moderate to moderate exudation; alginate should be used for moderate to severe exudation wounds. Wound-like dressings; dry necrotic wounds should be hydrogels, hydrocolloid dressings, etc.


Third, the need to dynamically evaluate the use of patients with new wound dressings

Since the condition of the patient's wound is constantly changing, the assessment of the wound must be done at regular intervals. Depending on the progress of the wound healing or the extent of the deterioration, it is readily assessed whether the most appropriate wound dressing and the new wound dressing are selected for proper use.


In conclusion, it is clinically difficult to say which new type of medical wound dressing is most suitable, even if the effectiveness of a dressing for a certain wound has been verified, it may not be suitable for all patients. Instead, it should be tailored to the dynamic choice of wound dressings. It is most reasonable to choose the safest, most effective, simple to use, and high-cost wound dressing.