Challenges in wound management

  • Maceration and/or delayed wound healing can occur when  excess exudate spreads laterally onto periwound skin1,2

    Af Keychallenges Maceration        Maceration presents as white tissue at wound edges

  • Pain and discomfort during dressing changes, as well as  impaired healing, may result from wound bed dehydration1,3

    Af Keychallenges Arterialulcer Arterial ulcer with minimal exudate    
  • Dead space where bacteria can grow, may develop when a  dressing does not contour to the wound bed2,4

    Af Keychallenges Dusky Dusky granulation tissue may signify a wound infection
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Choosing the appropriate dressing may help to enhance clinical outcomes 1 , 5 , 6

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