Optimizing the Moisture Management Tightrope with Wound Bed Preparation 2015<sup>©</sup>

  • R Gary Sibbald University of Toronto
  • James A Elliot Canadian Association of Wound Care
  • Elizabeth A Ayello Excelsior College of Nursing
  • Ranjani Somayaji University of Calgary
Keywords: moisture management, wound healing, antisepsis

Abstract

Objective: To provide an overview of moisture management and its importance in wound care. The authors evaluate the impact of moisture management for optimal wound care and assess current wound management strategies relating to antisepsis and moist wound healing utilizing the wound bed preparation paradigm 2015 update. The discussion distinguishes the form and function of wound care dressing classes available for optimal moisture management. Conclusion: Moisture management for chronic wounds is best achieved with modern moist interactive dressings if the wound has the ability to heal.

Author Biographies

R Gary Sibbald, University of Toronto
Professor Medicine and Public Health University of Toronto and Director International Interprofessional Wound Care Course Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care) Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health University of Toronto; and Past President World Union of Wound Healing Societies; and Clinical Editor Advances in Skin & Wound Care Philadelphia Pennsylvania
James A Elliot, Canadian Association of Wound Care
MS Government Relations Director Canadian Association of Wound Care Knowledge Translation Research Director Toronto Regional Wound Clinics Toronto Ontario Canada
Elizabeth A Ayello, Excelsior College of Nursing
PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN Faculty Excelsior College of Nursing Albany New York; and Senior Advisor The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing New York President Ayello, Harris & Associates New York; and Course Coordinator International Interprofessional Wound Care Course Clinical Editor Advances in Skin & Wound Care Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ranjani Somayaji, University of Calgary
MD, BScPT, FRCPC Clinical Lecturer Division of Infectious Disease Department of Medicine Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Calgary
Section
Wound Care