Local dressings for pressure ulcers: what is the best tool to apply in primary and second care?

J Wound Care. 2010 Mar;19(3):123-7. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2010.19.3.47282.


A vast range of dressings can be used on pressure ulcers, but despite this and the high expense often involved, there is no gold standard for the local treatment of these wounds. This literature review therefore set out to examine the evidence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bandages*
  • Bandages, Hydrocolloid
  • Biological Therapy / methods
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Pressure Ulcer / pathology
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy*


  • Dermatologic Agents