Wound Care/Wet-to-Dry v. Advanced Dressings
A 6 page research paper that discusses wound care. Identifying what dressing is most appropriate in wound care is a difficult and challenging proposition as there are currently over a 1,000 wound care products and interventions, with more appearing every day (Callianno, 2003). However, there are specific guidelines for wound management for each type of wound (Watret and McFarland, 2004; Callianno, 2003. For example, management of burn wounds necessitates a special protocol as the burn patient is particularly susceptible to microbial infections (Parikh, et al, 2005). This examination of wound dressings options specifically focuses on the management of chronic wounds and whether the standard of protocol of wet-to-dry dressings constitute the best practice standard. Bibliography lists 8 sources.