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Sibbald RG, Elliott JA, Ayello EA, Somayaji R, et al.
Advances in skin & wound care. Date of publication 2015 Oct 1;volume 28(10):466-76; quiz 477-8.
1. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2015 Oct;28(10):466-76; quiz 477-8. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000470851.27030.98. Optimizing the Moisture Management Tightrope with Wound Bed Preparation 2015©. Sibbald RG(1), Elliott JA, Ayello EA, Somayaji R. Author information: (1)R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, DSc (Hons), MEd, FRCPC (Med)(Derm), FAAD, MAPWCA • Professor • Medicine and Public Health • University of Toronto • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course & Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care) • Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health • University of Toronto • Past President • World Union of Wound Healing Societies • Clinical Editor • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania James A. Elliott, MS • Government Relations Director • Canadian Association of Wound Care • Knowledge Translation Research Director • Toronto Regional Wound Clinics • Toronto, Ontario, Canada Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN • Faculty • Excelsior College of Nursing • Albany, New York • Senior Advisor • The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing • New York, New York • President • Ayello, Harris & Associates • New York, New York • Course Coordinator • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course • Clinical Editor • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ranjani Somayaji, MD, BScPT, FRCPC • Clinical Lecturer • Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine • Cumming School of Medicine • University of Calgary • Calgary, Alberta, Canada. PURPOSE: To provide an overview of moisture management and its importance in wound care. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Summarize causes and treatments for moisture balance issues of chronic wounds.2. Recognize the properties of dressings used for treatment for moisture management of chronic wounds and antiseptic agent cytotoxicity.3. Explain study findings of the effectiveness of dressing choices for treatment of chronic wounds. OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of moisture management and its importance in wound care. The authors evaluate the impact of moisture management for optimal wound care and assess current wound management strategies relating to antisepsis and moist wound healing utilizing the wound bed preparation paradigm 2015 update. The discussion distinguishes the form and function of wound care dressing classes available for optimal moisture management. CONCLUSION: Moisture management for chronic wounds is best achieved with modern moist interactive dressings if the wound has the ability to heal. DOI: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000470851.27030.98 PMID: 26375950 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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