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Which type of dressing should the nurse apply until a wound specialist can be contacted?
While examining a client's leg, a nurse notes an open ulceration with visible granulation tissue in the wound.

Which type of dressing should the nurse apply until a wound specialist can be contacted?<br/>
While examining a client's leg, a nurse notes an open ulceration with visible granulation tissue in the wound.

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A. Dry sterile dressing
B. Sterile petroleum gauze
C. Moist sterile saline gauze
D. Povidone-iodine–soaked gauze
Asked by Annakutty, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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D. Ronald

D. Ronald, Writer, Austin

Answered Nov 05, 2018

There are certain types of wound dressings that a nurse can apply to a wound on a patient. One is called occlusive which is usually made out of some kind of plastic. It stretches over the wound in order for air not to seep in. The compress is a thick bandage usually applied to a bleeding wound. The trauma dressing is a large sterile dressing and it is used to cover a big wound. Smaller wounds can be bandaged with adhesive strips like Band-aids. Usually a wound specialist would know ex...Read More
 

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Oct 23, 2018

Dressings are a sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to facilitate healing and protect the wound from more harm. A dressing is designed to contact the wound directly, as distinguished from the bandage, which is often used to hold a dressing in place. Many modern dressings are self-adhesive. A dressing can have many purposes, depending upon the type, severity, and position of the wound. Bandages protect wounds from further harm or infection. It promotes healing by providing a ste...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Moist sterile saline gauze-rationale: moist sterile saline dressings support wound healing and are cost-effective. dry sterile dressings adhere to the wound and debride the tissue when removed. petroleum supports healing but is expensive. povidone-iodine is used as an antiseptic cleaning agent but because it can irritate epithelial cells, it shouldnt be left on an open wound.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive...Read More
 

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