By Joseph E. Grey, Keith G. Harding
This fresh identify within the ABC sequence seems on the remedy and administration of wounds and therapeutic process - it is the excellent reduction for college students, nursing employees, health center medical professionals and GPs.
Covers the review, prognosis and administration of all wounds - from nerve-racking to power. Giving sensible suggestion on dressings and units utilized in the administration of wounds.
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In general, topical antibiotics are not recommended. Reasons for this include inadequate penetration for deep skin infections, development of antibiotic resistance, hypersensitivity reactions, systemic absorption when applied to large wounds, and local irritant effects leading to further delay in wound healing. Short courses of silver sulfadiazine or topical metronidazole can be useful, however, in certain circumstances—for example, with burns and chronic ulcers. Osteomyelitis associated with wound infection Necrotising fasciitis Topical antimicrobial preparations x Iodine releasing agents (povidone-iodine preparations, cadexomer-iodine preparations) x Potassium permanganate solution x Silver releasing agents (composite silver dressings, silver sulfadiazine) x Topical antibiotic (metronidazole) Osteomyelitis may develop after direct inoculation of bone from a contiguous focus of infection.
Most are manufactured in the form of tulles, which are open weave cloth soaked in soft paraffin or chlorhexidine; textiles; or multilayered or perforated plastic films. They are designed to reduce adherence at the wound bed and are particularly useful for patients with sensitive or fragile skin. Modern dressing technology is based on the principle of creating and maintaining a moist wound environment Characteristics of the ideal dressing x Capable of maintaining a high humidity at the wound site while removing excess exudate x Free of particles and toxic wound contaminants x Non-toxic and non-allergenic x Capable of protecting the wound from further trauma x Can be removed without causing trauma to the wound x Impermeable to bacteria x Thermally insulating x Will allow gaseous exchange x Comfortable and conformable x Require only infrequent changes x Cost effective x Long shelf life Low adherent dressings—suitable for use on flat, shallow wounds with low exudates Tulles—Bactigras, Jelonet, Paranet, Paratulle, Tullegras, Unitulle, Urgotul Textiles—Atrauman, Mepilex, Mepitel, NA Dressing, NA Ultra, Tegapore, Tricotex Semipermeable films Semipermeable films were one of the first major advances in wound management and heralded a major change in the way wounds were managed.
Com Cavity wound with medium to high exudate Top left: Sloughy, infected arterial ulcer suitable for dressing with compound antimicrobial dressing (silver or iodine based). Top right: Gangrenous foot suitable for dressing with antimicrobial iodine impregnated dressing. com on 12 January 2009 Practice The skin surrounding a highly exuding wound may be further protected through the use of emollients (such as 50:50 mix of white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin) or the application of barrier films (such as Cavilon).
ABC of Wound Healing by Joseph E. Grey, Keith G. Harding