Exudate management remains one of biggest challenges facing district nursing services. With an ever increasing case load of patients with exuding wounds, it is vital to select dressings that simply go beyond just ‘absorbing high levels of chronic wound fluid’. The selected dressings have to be the best and safest choice for patient comfort as well as the effective treatment of the wound, leading to enhancing the patient’s quality of life. This article reports on the results of 101 patient evaluations conducted in the community setting by district nursing teams in order to assess the suitability of KerraMax™ Care superabsorbent dressings.
Authors: MARIA A HUGHES, Tissue Viability Lead Specialist Nurse, Queen’s Nurse, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust and JUNE JONES Independent Nurse Consultant, Southport