Superabsorbent wound dressings: A literature review

Karen Ousey, Leanne Atkin, Richard White

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Abstract

Superabsorbent dressings are promoted for use on moderate to highly exudating wounds to absorb and retain fluid, thus reducing the risk of leakage and minimising the risk of maceration. The fluid handling capacity of these dressings varies depending on the design and construction, not all should, therefore be regarded as equivalent. This article provides an overview of the literature relating to superabsorbent dressings discussing the evidence base for their use. Twenty-nine articles were identified as relevant to the review; no relevant randomised controlled trials were located. There were no restrictions placed on literature search dates. The only exclusion criteria was articles not written in English.

LanguageEnglish
Pages52-60
Number of pages9
JournalWounds UK
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2013

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Ousey, K., Atkin, L., & White, R. (2013). Superabsorbent wound dressings: A literature review. Wounds UK, 9(3), 52-60.
Ousey, Karen ; Atkin, Leanne ; White, Richard. / Superabsorbent wound dressings : A literature review. In: Wounds UK. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 52-60.
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Ousey K, Atkin L, White R. Superabsorbent wound dressings: A literature review. Wounds UK. 2013 Nov 26;9(3):52-60.