Reminders of Wound Care

Pay attention to moisture level, treatment record and dressing characteristics during the wound care to avoid affected wound and delay of recovery.

With a clear record and detailed information, a patient can always seek third-party advice easier. Now you may ask: why a nurse doesn’t do the right things, i.e. assess the wound and select dressing correctly? There are several explanations and the dressing characteristics play an important role.

3. Dressing characteristics

Different kinds of dressings are available for various wound stages and states such as the exudates level. Some of them have prerequisites. Any violation may cause wound affected. For example, alginate dressings require moisture to work properly and not to be used in very deep or narrow sinuses. Good matching is important for healing.

Some dressings need to change daily such as wet-to-dry or dry gauze dressing. Whereas, other dressings hold specific chemicals and they need more time to work on the wound for an effect. For example, hydrocolloid dressings make use of the exudates and are supposed to change in three to five days in general, and seven days as the maximum. Also, different brands may have different change days.

If visit for wound care costs you a lot of money and time, you will welcome the medical staff select a dressing that can stand a longer time to minimize the visits. But the clinics may pick a dressing to force you come back every day.

On the contrary, the nurses in the public clinics may try to replace wet-to-dry or dry gauze dressing with inappropriate dressings to avoid heavy workload. Unfortunately, this happened on me. With less ideal or even wrong dressings, my wound either had no significant improvements for a couple of days or get worse and required remedies to fix the affections.

Operation and wound care were a new experience to me and how little knowledge I had on both issues. It is always important to learn more and do your best to monitor the healing process. Challenge the medical staff with appropriate questions and reminders so that they dare not trick you for their own sake or offer below standard treatments that delay your recovery.


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  1. well written and thanks for the nice suggestion ,helpful post

  2. God bless

  3. A very useful piece of writing. I do hope that you are fully recovered now.

  4. Very informative and good advice on something which you have personally encountered. Feel sorry for you, and hope you are getting better now. Don’t be upset, take good care and waiting to see your smiles again (though I can’t see it, but can feel it).

  5. WellI am glad you have recovered Imsorry that you had to go through that, I am glad that you are using that eent to warn others and teach them how to properly take care of the wound so it doent happen to them.

  6. well written and thanks for the nice suggestion ,helpful post

  7. Great share here Linda!

  8. Excellent post.

  9. The most comprehensive article about wound care I have ever read

  10. Well written. Thank you.

  11. Interesting and thanks for sharing.

  12. A good reminder. Thanks, for this.

  13. well written and thanks for the nice suggestion ,helpful post

  14. Very helpful reminder. Hope you are getting well.

  15. well written and thanks for the nice suggestion ,helpful post

  16. Linda, I hope your wound has healed. A friend of mine had the same problem you describe and it happened because of wound care at the hospital.

  17. nice article ,thanks


  19. well researched!

  20. Well written and interesting

  21. A good reminder. Thanks, for this.

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