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

Cotton gauze

John L. Bezzant,M.D.

The topical antibiotic and non-adherent dressing are secured in place with tape or a cotton gauze wrap. The third principle of wound care is to ensure good nutrition, and the most important element of that would be to keep pressure off the wound, particularly if the patient is immobilized and can't move spontaneously to relieve pressure on the wound.