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||It is requested that an image or photograph of a medical dressing being correctly applied, as opposed to a bandage. be included in this article to improve its quality.
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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 . 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)
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"?
The WP article
History of wound care
is stub-class, but does offer some value. See also its talk page.