The guiding principles of wound care have always been focused around defining the wound, identifying any associated factors that may influence the healing process, then selecting the appropriate wound dressing or treatment device to meet the aim and aid the healing process.
A structured approach is essential, as the most common error in wound care management is rushing in to select the latest and greatest new wound dressings without actually giving thought to wound aetiology, tissue type and immediate aim.
With a wide variety of choices in brands and products, below are the core products stated.
- Orthopaedic wool bandage
- Surgical tape
- Skin closure strips
- Ribbon Gauze
- Fast setting bandages
- Wound plast