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Treatment of Skin Graft Donor Sites With a Unique Transparent Absorbent Acrylic Dressing

Spear, Marcia ACNP-BC, CPSN, CWS; Bailey, Amanda ACNP-BC, CWS

Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181c4cdd9
Article: Continuing Education
Abstract

Split-thickness skin grafting is a common plastic surgical procedure to achieve quick coverage of a skin deficit, including burn reconstruction, muscle-flap coverage, and acute and chronic full-thickness wounds. Despite the varied uses of the skin graft, there is always a donor site from which the skin is harvested. The focus of our study was the treatment of the donor site.

Author Information

Marcia Spear, ACNP-BC, CPSN, CWS, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound Specialist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound Specialist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Address correspondence to Marcia Spear, ACNP-BC, CPSN, CWS, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D-4207 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 (e-mail: marcia.spear@vanderbilt.edu).

The authors have no conflict of interest.

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