II. Indications

  1. Wound bed protection with minimal wound disruption
    1. Skin Tear
    2. Skin graft

III. See Also

  1. Foam Dressing (nonadherant, but absorbent)

IV. Characteristics

  1. Minimally absorbent
  2. Nonadherant Dressing

V. Technique

  1. Consider application of antibiotic ointment
  2. Cover with Nonadherant Dressing
  3. Change dressing once to twice daily

VI. Advantages

  1. Decreased Trauma to wound base and epithelial cells
  2. Protects a dry healing wound

VII. Disadvantages

  1. Minimal to no exudate absorption
  2. Requires frequent dressing change (daily)
  3. Securing requires tape, Transparent Film Dressing or gauze roll

VIII. 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

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Ontology: Xeroform (C0148970)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C004554
English xeroform, Xeroform