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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
Clinical Management Extra

The Role of Moisture Balance in Wound Healing

Okan, Denis BHSc, MD (cand); Woo, Kevin MSc, RN, ACNP GNC(C); Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, APRN,BC, CWOCN, FAPWCA, FAAN; Sibbald, Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAPWCA, MEd

Continued Education
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Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide an overview of moisture balance and its importance in wound healing.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking the test, the reader should be able to:

1. Discuss the wound healing process and wound assessment.

2. Describe the types of dressings available and how they meet the needs of the individual patient.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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