There are more than 3,000 types of wound dressings available on the market today; making it is easy to become overwhelmed by the options. The secret to understanding the various types of wound dressings is to learn the basic properties of the eight main categories of wound dressings. The dressings within each category are not identical; however, they do possess many of the same properties. This section provides detailed information on the properties of the eight main categories of wound dressings.
Types of Wound Dressings – Additional Resources
Traditionally wet-to-dry gauze has been used to treat wounds. Wound dressings that create and maintain a moist environment, however, are now considered to provide the optimal conditions for wound healing. Use the resources below to learn more about the various types of wound dressings.