A soft silicone foam dressing that aids healing and comfort in oncology care
AffiliationTissue Viability Nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester.
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AbstractMaintaining skin integrity plays a key role in the ongoing care and comfort of patients at the end of life. Unfortunately, patients receiving cancer treatments are at higher risk of altered skin integrity. Cancer treatments involve multiple modalities, all of which impair wound healing. Excess exudate can be distressing to patients, resulting in catastrophic damage to the wound bed and surrounding skin, reducing quality of life and increasing the need for specialist services. This article describes the use of the Kliniderm foam silicone range of dressings, in combination with best practice, in the treatment of wounds in the oncology setting. The case study evidence presented indicates that this range of dressings is useful in the management of radiotherapy and oncology wounds. It had a positive effect on the exudate level, wound-association pain and the peri-wound skin in these patients, aiding the management of the wound bed.
CitationPramod S. A soft silicone foam dressing that aids healing and comfort in oncology care. Br J Nurs. 2021;30(1):40-6.
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing