Superabsorber dressings are needed when wound exudate is heavy. For instance as a result of wound infection, which can lead to increased exudate production1.
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Dressing selection should also be individual to the patient. The needs of each patient - along with the unique clinical scenario - will influence the choice of dressing.
The benefits of managing exudate are far-reaching1.
What makes an ideal dressing?
LEARN MORE ABOUT :
1. World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2019) Consensus Document. Wound exudate: effective assessment and management. Wounds International. Available at: www.woundsinternational.com
2. Cutting KF, White R (2002) Maceration of the skin and wound bed: its nature and causes. J Wound Care 11(7): 275-8