The avaibility of different types of wound dressings has increased in the last decade. Wound care practitioners have at their disposal an extensive range of dressings. There is no one dressing that is suitable for management of all types of chronic wounds and few are suited for the treatment of single wound during all stages of healing cycle. Successful wound management depends on an understanding of the healing process combined knowledge of the properties of the various dressings available. Without such knowledge and careful assessment of the all the factors that affect healing, dressing selection is likely to be arbitrary and ineffective, wasteful both in terms of time and physical resources this presentation is an overview of the dressings and devices available for wound healing. A synopsis of wound assessment and wound bed preparation will aid in choosing the appropriate dressings.
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