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Clinical applications for the use of enzymatic debriding ointment and broad-spectrum bacteriostatic foam dressing.

Authors
  • McCallon, Stanley Keith
  • Hurlow, Jennifer
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
36
Issue
6 Suppl
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/WON.0b013e3181bfdacc
PMID: 19918146
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The optimal management of a chronic, nonhealing wound is challenging to experienced and novice clinicians alike. Treatment must be individualized, but principles of wound bed preparation, including debridement of necrotic tissue, maintenance of moisture in the wound, and prevention of bacterial overgrowth, guide the management of nonhealing wounds caused by a variety of different etiologies. This article summarizes our experiences with 2 products, collagenase ointment and crystal violet/methylene blue-impregnated foam, in the treatment of 3 nonhealing wounds.

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