Importance of moisture balance at the wound-dressing interface

J Wound Care. 2003 Apr;12(4):125-8. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2003.12.4.26484.


This paper considers the significance of achieving the correct moisture balance--neither too moist nor too dry--at the wound-dressing interface and discusses the importance of using new dressing formats designed with this in mind.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bandages / standards*
  • Exudates and Transudates
  • Humidity*
  • Materials Testing
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patient Selection
  • Skin Care / instrumentation
  • Skin Care / nursing
  • Surface Properties
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / nursing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology