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1

What is a natural form of debridebment?

autolytic (phagocytes and enzymes go to work)

2

What is mechanical debridement?

think pulsed lavage, wet-to-dry gauze dressing
- for wounds with moist necrotic tissue; however this method can remove some healthy tissue as well so contraindicated for clean, granulated wounds

3

What wound dressing(s) might be used for a wound with minimal exudate?

hydrocolloids
foams

4

T/F: Transparent films are a good dressing choice for thin, fragile skin.

false

5

What are alginate dressings used for?

more moderate-heavily exudating wounds
- absorb a tonnnn, can fill dead space with these also

6

When would you use a continuous dry gauze dressing?

for heavily exudating wounds

7

When would you use a wet to dry gauze dressing?

for mechanical debridement

8

When would you use a continuous moist dressing?

to protect clean wounds, as well as promote autolytic debridement

9

How often should wheelchair push-ups be performed?

every 15 minutes

10

Would a hydrocolloid or hydrogel dresssing be appropriate for a continuously draining wound?

neither - only appropriate for mildly exudating wounds

11

What are the different types of dressings? (6)

foam
hydrocolloid
hydrogel
gauze
alginate
transparent films