Dermatology Wound Healing / Burns / Stasis Ulcers General Principles of Wound Care

Basic wound care

John L. Bezzant,M.D.

The basics of wound care are the following: 1) Keep the wound clean. 2) Keep the wound moist. 3) Keep the wound well nourished, which implies reducing or eliminating edema and keeping pressure off the wound. The wound can simply be washed once or twice daily with soap to help achieve and maintain wound cleanliness.