Wound Care Dressings and Choices for Care of Wounds in the Home

Adkins, Carrie L. RN, BSN, CWOCN

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31828eb658
Feature: CE Connection

Statistics from various resources report that many patients in home healthcare settings have wounds. These vary from surgical, pressure, neuropathic, trauma, stasis, and venous wounds. These require the assessment, knowledge, and expertise of a clinician to assist them with wound care management. The purpose of this article is to identify and categorize types of wound care products appropriate for the various types of wounds that clinicians care for and manage in the home.

Carrie L. Adkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN, is a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse, Akron General Visiting Nurse Service & Affiliates, Akron, Ohio.

The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

Address for correspondence: Carrie L. Adkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Akron General Visiting Nurse Service & Affiliates, 1 Home Care Pl., Akron, OH 44320 (carrie.adkins@akrongeneral.org).

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