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Hanging Wet-to-Dry Dressings Out to Dry

Ovington, Liza G. PhD, CWS

FEATURES: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT EXTRA: CE: DRESSINGS
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PURPOSE To present information on effective alternatives to wet-to-dry dressings in the management of wounds.

TARGET AUDIENCE This CME/CE activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in alternatives to wet-to-dry dressings in the management of wounds.

OBJECTIVES 
  1. Identify factors that affect wound healing.
  2. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of various types of wound care products.
  3. Describe strategies to promote cost-effective wound healing.

President • Ovington & Associates, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA.

The author has disclosed that she is a consultant for and on the speaker’s bureau of ETHICON, Inc, and is a stock shareholder of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Reprinted with permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Ovington LG. Hanging wet-to-dry dressings out to dry. Home Healthcare Nurse 2001;19(8):477–84.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.