Journal articlesSelecting dressings to manage exudate and enhance patient wellbeing

Selecting dressings to manage exudate and enhance patient wellbeing

28/09/15 | Exudate Management, Wellbeing and concordance | Alyson Davies, Sarita Harish, Juliet Price

Wound pain, odour and exudate can have a considerable impact on a patient’s quality of life. Patients with highly exuding wounds are also subjected to frequent dressing changes. Appropriate choice of wound dressing should be based on volume and type of exudate, skin condition and patient lifestyle needs. In addition to the dressing’s ability to manage exudate, it should aim to promote wellbeing, in part by managing exudate and odour, and by minimising pain and discomfort during wear and at dressing change. In this article we describe a number of case studies using both ALLEVYN® and DURAFIBER® dressings in the management of patients with moderate-to-highly-exuding wounds.