Can Pressure Reduction Help with Exudate Management - Are SAP Dressings the Solution?
Alison J Garten, DPM, CPed
Immediate Past President
American Association for Women
Wound Care Panel Physician
Piedmont Medical Center
Rock Hill, SC
Managing wounds with moderate to high amounts of exudate can be challenging especially when pressure is part of the problem. These complicated wound patients have multiple comorbidities that makes their wounds hard to heal and put them at high risk for limb-threatening complications in the lower extremity. For this reason, clinicians need to take a closer look at how to minimize pressure at the wound bed but also assists in managing the exudate effectively. This is where a Superabsorbent Dressing can help. Multiple comorbidities that makes them not just slow to heal but also puts them at high risk of limb loss and life loss. For this reason, clinicians need to take a closer look at how to minimize pressure at the wound bed but also assists in managing the exudate effectively. This is where a SAP dressings can help.
- Understand the concerns of excessive exudate in chronic wounds
- Discuss the relationship between pressure reduction and exudate management
- Describe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP), their advantages and how they can help your patient
- Identify types of wounds for which Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) wound dressing can be beneficial
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