Hydrocolloids in practice

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Hydrocolloids in practice

Ann Fowler, Cook L, Ousey K, T Young
20 March 2012

Hydrocolloids are adhesive, pliable, absorbent and waterproof wound dressings that can provide an effective barrier to microorganisms. They create a moist wound environment, facilitate autolysis and promote granulation tissue formation (Fletcher et al, 2011). Hydrocolloid dressings have been available for many years and can be used on a wide variety of wound types to promote healing and can help meet quality agenda targets.

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