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Superabsorbent wound dressings: A literature review

Ousey, Karen, Atkin, Leanne and White, Richard (2013) Superabsorbent wound dressings: A literature review. Wounds UK, 9 (3). pp. 52-60. ISSN 1746-6814

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Abstract

Superabsorbent dressings are promoted for use on moderate to highly exudating wounds to absorb and retain fluid, thus reducing the risk of leakage and minimising the risk of maceration. The fluid handling capacity of these dressings varies depending on the design and construction, not all should, therefore be regarded as equivalent. This article provides an overview of the literature relating to superabsorbent dressings discussing the evidence base for their use. Twenty-nine articles were identified as relevant to the review; no relevant randomised controlled trials were located. There were no restrictions placed on literature search dates. The only exclusion criteria was articles not written in English.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Institute for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 08:43
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 18:37
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/18992

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