Iatrogenic problems resulting from inappropriate bandage technique or care are common but avoidable. Bandage functions include protection of the wound from the environment; prevention of further tissue damage; provision of a moist, warm environment; pressure and pain relief; immobilization of skin edges; delivery of topical agents; absorption of exudate; debridement of wounds; and stabilization of concurrent orthopedic injuries.

Client education about proper bandage technique and home care will help ensure high-quality care.

Client education about proper bandage technique and home care will help ensure high-quality care.


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