Wound care: Five evidence-based practices

Nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and surgeons perform wound care in almost every care setting; however, evidence-based practices continue to elude many healthcare providers. Five key considerations—clean vs. sterile technique, hydrofiber vs. alginate dressing, negative pressure therapy and fistula management, co-morbidity management, and pressure injury risk assessment tools—can help all clinicians who provide wound care no matter the practice setting.

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