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Authors

  1. Okan, Denis BHSc, MD (cand)
  2. Woo, Kevin MSc, RN, ACNP GNC(C)
  3. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, APRN,BC, CWOCN, FAPWCA, FAAN
  4. Sibbald, Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAPWCA, MEd

Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide an overview of moisture balance and its importance in wound healing.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking the test, the reader should be able to:

 

1. Discuss the wound healing process and wound assessment.

 

2. Describe the types of dressings available and how they meet the needs of the individual patient.