Journal Articles

Trauma-free fingertip dressing changes

Share this article

Trauma-free fingertip dressing changes

Eddie Oforka, Linda Rafter
1 March 2013

This article reviews the literature on fingertip injuries, physiology of pain management and assessment of these injuries. It also examines the results of an evaluation focussing on the use of the PolyMem® finger/toe dressing (Ferris Mfg Corp) for wound healing by secondary intention. The dressing provides a mild, non-toxic cleansing agent that is activated by exudate, helping to debride necrotic tissue and support autolytic debridement. The audit was undertaken in a medium-sized accident and emergency department at a general hospital. It isthe intention of the authorsthat the result of their evaluations be used in informing clinicians about the product’s performance on a group of patients presenting with fingertip injuries.

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.