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Nonadherant Dressing

Aka: Nonadherant Dressing, Telfa, Exu-Dry, Xeroform
  1. Indications
    1. Wound bed protection with minimal wound disruption
      1. Skin Tear
      2. Skin graft
  2. See Also
    1. Foam Dressing (nonadherant, but absorbent)
  3. Characteristics
    1. Minimally absorbent
    2. Nonadherant Dressing
  4. Technique
    1. Consider application of antibiotic ointment
    2. Cover with Nonadherant Dressing
    3. Change dressing once to twice daily
  5. Advantages
    1. Decreased Trauma to wound base and epithelial cells
    2. Protects a dry healing wound
  6. Disadvantages
    1. Minimal to no exudate absorption
    2. Requires frequent dressing change (daily)
    3. Securing requires tape, Transparent Film Dressing or gauze roll
  7. References
    1. Bello (2000) JAMA 283(6): 716-8 [PubMed]
    2. Degreef (1998) Dermatol Clin 16(2): 365-75 [PubMed]
    3. Findlay (1996) Am Fam Physician 54(5): 1519-28 [PubMed]
    4. Habif (1996) Clinical Derm, Mosby, p. 810-13
    5. Knapp (1999) Pediatr Clin North Am 46(6):1201-13 [PubMed]
    6. Krasner (1995) Prevention Management Pressure Ulcers
    7. Lewis (1996) Med-Surg Nursing, Mosby, p. 199-200
    8. Lueckenotte (1996) Gerontologic Nurs., Mosby, p. 800-7
    9. PUGP (1995) Am Fam Physician 51(5):1207-22 [PubMed]
    10. PUGP (1994) Pressure Ulcer Treatment, AHCPR 95-0653
    11. Way (1991) Current Surgical, Lange, p.95-108

Xeroform (C0148970)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C004554
English xeroform, Xeroform
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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