Complete Pain Relief Using Polymeric Membrane Dressings* to Treat a Category III Skin Tear to Complete Closure


  1. Review evidence for the use of polymeric membrane dressings on skin tears.
  2. Discuss the benefits of using polymeric membrane dressings, which have been shown to help reduce wound pain not only during dressing changes, but also while the dressing is in place.
  3. Consider the advantages of using polymeric membrane dressings in terms of passive continuous cleansing of the wound bed, which often eliminates painful and time-consuming wound cleansing during dressing changes.

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