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foam dressingWound care A highly absorbent dressing, which allows less frequent changing of dressings and ↓ maceration of surrounding tissues Indications Heavily exudating wounds, especially after debridement or desloughing, when drainage peaks; deep cavity wounds; weeping ulcers. See Dressing.
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An opaque polyurethane dressing that is permeable to vapors but partially occlusive to liquids. It is typically used to cover wounds over bony ridges or near inflamed skin.
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