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Wound Dressing Selection for Pressure Ulcers

By Kevin Y. Woo, PhD, RN, FAPWCA and Karen M. Smith, MD 

Pressure ulcers present health care providers with a myriad of factors to consider in the assessment, treatment and dressing selection to attain a path to wound healing. 

This paper provides clinicians with:

  • An overview of the causes and characteristics of pressure-related wounds 
  • A practical approach to the assessment of individuals with pressure ulcers 
  • A guide to the form and function of wound dressings by composition to aid clinicians in appropriate dressing selection to match the characteristics of the wound for optimal healing outcomes

This paper is generally written for health care professional and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.