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August 20, 2013

Dear Colleague,

How much do you really know and understand about wound care? Try to answer the following questions, and then check your answers by exploring the articles in More Resources. Good luck!

  1. When measuring wounds, why is it better to choose a method that will be used consistently rather than one that may provide the most accurate dimensions?
  2. Is the saying "It's itching; it must be healing" an accurate statement?
  3. How does honey affect wound healing?
  4. What is different in the healing process of a chronic wound that makes it resistant to healing?
  5. How often should an iodine-based antimicrobial dressing be changed?
  6. True or false: All wounds become contaminated by bacteria from the surrounding skin, the local environment, and patient sources.


Thank you,


Wound Wise: Measuring Wounds to Improve Outcomes

Characteristics of Chronic Wounds that Itch 

Wound Wise: The Healing Properties of Honey

Acute or Chronic? What's the Difference?

Wound Care Dressings and Choices for Care of Wounds in the Home

Skin Bacteria: Implications for Wound Care

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