Technology update: Understanding film dressings

2010, Vol 1, No 4, pages 23–25
Technology update: Understanding film dressings

Film dressings provide a simple and effective method of creating a moist wound environment and promoting healing in shallow wounds. They are indicated for the management of minor burns and simple wounds and their flexibility also means that they can be used to cover sutures following surgery. This article examines the main innovations in film dressing technology currently available to clinicians.