Talk:Dressing (medical)

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Sterile field[edit]

I reverted the edit regarding the importance of maintaining a sterile field. This is not always necessary - see current guidance on dressing chronic leg ulcers in the community, for example [1]. Plasters (band aids if you're north american!) are also dressings, and nobody applies them under sterile conditions, do they? --John24601 04:56, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I guess you have a point there. But it is important with more serious wounds to use sterile dressings and maintain sterile field. I think it is something worth including in there, but maybe not where I had it before, and I would need some more information about it probably. Sorry about that, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. HusikaSN 22:57, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Modern dressings[edit]

I have added some stuff about modern dressings (dressings these days are rarely cloth), and will add a bunch more stuff about dressings and dressings performance in the near future.

Pete Phillips 13:35, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Consolidate with WP article, "History of wound care"?[edit]

The WP article

History of wound care

is stub-class, but does offer some value. See also its talk page.

If consolidated with this dressing article, the consolidated article might be superior to either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ocdnctx (talkcontribs) 14:49, 15 May 2011 (UTC)