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Cavity wound with high exudate

Cavity wound with high exudate
Primary Secondary Ancillary
Dressings
Alginate

Plus Non-adherent dressing high absorbant

Or

Plus Foam dressing

 
Or
Alginate cavity filler
 
Or
Alginate alternative fibre
 
Or
Hydroactive dressing
 

Aim: Absorb exudate, maintain moist environment and promote granulation.

Use an alginate, or cavity foam dressing, or hydrofibre, or alternative cavity filler, or hydroactive dressing.

Cover with a high absorbent non-adherent dressing or foam.

A cavity should be packed loosely and the base of wound bed should be visible.

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