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Topical Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Optimizing Dressing Application to Improve Outcomes

Topical Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
 

Up to 25% of patients with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) at some point in their lives. DFUs are among the most serious health care issues today because of their potential for severe complications. To reduce the effects of DFUs and improve outcomes for patients, it is critical that health care professionals identify DFUs promptly and implement best practice dressing and management strategies.

This white paper discusses evidence-based assessment strategies, mechanical challenges of bandaging foot wounds, and best current treatment practices to promote DFU wound healing. These practices include choosing a dressing that controls infection, protects the wound, and manages exudate. Hy-Tape medical adhesive products meet these selection criteria and have been rated “Excellent” by health care practitioners.

For many wound care professionals, DFUs represent a daily challenge. This guide provides up-to-date information on the practical aspects of DFU management, including adhesive dressing properties conducive to optimal wound healing and improved clinical outcomes.

This well-referenced guide contains useful information on the following topics:

Epidemiology of DFUs
Risk factors for DFU development
Clinical presentation of DFUs
DFU assessment and classification strategies
Treatment challenges
Treatment best practices, including debridement, infection control, wound protection, exudate management, dressing selection, and the advantages of Hy-Tape medical adhesives

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

Up to 25% of patients with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) at some point in their lives. DFUs are among the most serious health care issues today because of their potential for severe complications. To reduce the effects of DFUs and improve outcomes for patients, it is critical that health care professionals identify DFUs promptly and implement best practice dressing and management strategies.

This white paper discusses evidence-based assessment strategies, mechanical challenges of bandaging foot wounds, and best current treatment practices to promote DFU wound healing. These practices include choosing a dressing that controls infection, protects the wound, and manages exudate. Hy-Tape medical adhesive products meet these selection criteria and have been rated “Excellent” by health care practitioners.

For many wound care professionals, DFUs represent a daily challenge. This guide provides up-to-date information on the practical aspects of DFU management, including adhesive dressing properties conducive to optimal wound healing and improved clinical outcomes.

This guide covers the following topics:

Epidemiology of DFUs
Risk factors for DFU development
Clinical presentation of DFUs
DFU assessment and classification strategies
Treatment challenges
Treatment best practices, including debridement, infection control, wound protection, exudate management, dressing selection, and the advantages of Hy-Tape medical adhesives

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

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