HARTMANN in South Africa
Wound Care > Tips for treatment and care

Tips for treatment and care

Wound dressing provides important information for the healing process  
Analyzing color, odor, weight and distribution of fluid on the used wound dressing allows one to draw conclusions on the wound healing process. This makes it easier to choose the right wound dressing.

Like the wound dressing itself, securing the dressing properly contributes to the healing process  
Carefully selected fixation materials help stabilize the dressing while providing an aesthetic appearance.

Accurate wound documentation helps provide effective wound care  
By recording and describing skin and wound conditions as well as other details, therapy can be improved.

Compression treatment of venous disorders  
"Phlebology cannot exist without compression treatment" – this dogma applies without restrictions also to the treatment of a venous ulcer.

Right bandaging material - right pressure  
The diverse tension-extensibility characteristics of individual compression bandages depend on the material of the bandage.

Chronic wounds: Elderly patients need special attention when being treated  
The wounds of elderly patients differ significantly from those of younger ones. For example, not only concomitant chronic diseases can have a negative effect on wound development and healing.

The stage-adapted use of hydroactive wound dressings  
The stage-adapted use of hydroactive wound dressings is indicated for the treatment of chronic wounds. The stage of wound healing, necroses, the quantity of exudation as well as a possible infection must be taken into consideration in their selection. 

Effective exudate management with PermaFoam cavity  
Ulcerative conditions improve significantly when chronic wounds are treated with PermaFoam cavity foam dressing. An application study found that the purulent and oily coating on the wound is reduced by half.

Tips for the application of a compression bandage  
When applying a compression bandage some general principles should be followed.