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Use of a New Multilayer Soft Silicone Dressing in a Community Outpatient Wound Clinic— A Change in Practice

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Barbara Chavez, MSN, ANP-BC, CWOCN

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Foam dressings are a versatile component to the wound care armamentarium. They are available with or without antimicrobial agents, adhesive borders, and in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Foam dressings are appropriate for nearly all exudative acute and chronic wounds.1Adhesive bordered foams offer a one-step application and are available in several adhesive varieties. Repeated applications and removal of adhesive dressings have increased the likelihood of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI).2We examined each patient’s response to a new multilayer soft silicone bordered foam* in a community outpatient wound clinic.