Apple Bites

Sample procedure for nonsterile dressing change
By Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS
Each month, Apple Bites brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice.
Description
• Nonsterile dressings protect open wounds from contamination and absorb drainage.
• Clean aseptic technique should be used to change . . .

By Nancy Morgan, MBA, BSN, RN, WOC, WCC, CWCMS, DWC
Each month, Apple Bites brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice.
Description
•    Semipermeable polyurethane foam dressing
•    Nonadherent and nonlinting
•    Hydrophobic or waterproof outer layer
•    Provides moist wound environment
•    Permeable to water vapor but blocks entry of . . .

By Nancy Morgan, MBA, BSN, RN, WOC, WCC, CWCMS, DWC
Each month Apple Bites brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice.
Description

Dressing with calcium and sodium fibers made from seaweed
Spun into rope or flat dressing form

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Transforms into a moist gel consistency when . . .