Made EasyHydrocolloids in practice

Hydrocolloids in practice

Pressure Ulcers, Skin integrity | Ousey K, Cook L, Young T, Fowler A

As individual clinicians we continuously strive to find the ideal dressing for our patients and their specific wound needs. It remains an exciting time to evaluate products for the best patient outcome. Hydrocolloid dressing are easy to use, require changing only every 3-5 days or up to seven days under compression, and do not cause trauma on removal. They may be cost-effective and decrease healing times. This makes them an appropriate dressing choice for a wide range of wounds, including pressure ulcers, minor injuries and leg ulcers and will rightly remain a key product in most burn wound formularies in the UK.




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Ousey K[1], Cook L[2] , Young T[3], Fowler A[4]
1.    Reader in Advancing Clinical Practice, School of Human and Health Sciences, The University of Huddersfield
2.    Lecturer Practitioner, Division of Podiatry, Department of Health Sciences, The University of Huddersfield
3.     Lecturer in Tissue Viability, Bangor University and Tissue Viability Nurse, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Wales
4.     Burns Outreach, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire NHS Trust


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