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Wound moisture can be measured without disturbing the dressing

Connolly, P. and Watret, L. and McColl, D. and MacDougall, M. (2010) Wound moisture can be measured without disturbing the dressing. European Wound Management Journal, 10 (2).

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Abstract

Aim: To demonstrate that a small, sterile sensor* placed on the wound surface during dressing application can indicate wound moisture status without disturbing the dressing. Methods: A sterile moisture sensor was approved for clinical trial in Venous Leg Ulcer Patients. Patients were recruited to the trial at the beginning of their referral for treatment. Patients recruited to the trial were treated as per best practice by compression therapy. The trial purpose was to examine moisture status recorded by the sensor and compare this with observation and dressing change evidence. The sensor was placed over the wound and then secured in place with a compression bandaging system. Moisture was recorded daily by a research nurse using a hand-held meter. Dressings were changed on a weekly basis and photographs and clinical observation of the wounds were made. Each subject was asked at the end of the study to complete a questionnaire regarding the experience.