Occlusive Wound Dressings in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care

Margaret A. Fonder, Adam J. Mamelak, Gerald S. Lazarus, Arjun Chanmugam

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One of the great misconceptions in wound care is that a wound heals best when permitted to form a dry scab. By contrast, moisture has repeatedly been shown to significantly accelerate wound healing. Emergency physicians and other acute care providers are encouraged to incorporate occlusive moisture-retentive dressings into their regular practice to expedite healing, reduce pain and scarring, improve wound care convenience and patient compliance, and minimize wound contamination and infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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