Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Top tips for skin graft and donor site management

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Top tips for skin graft and donor site management

Surgical wounds | Jane Holden

Although skin grafting has been associated with plastic surgery and specialist nursing historically, the procedure and postoperative management is not exclusive to the specialty and has been adopted by all fields dealing with skin defects. With the wider use of the technique and patients presenting to hospital and community-based settings for wound reviews, it is important for nurses in all areas to become familiar with the management of skin grafts and donor sites. This article provides the ten top tips in the management of each of these two wound types.