Surgical wounds typically require dressings that promote healing and prevent infection. Traumatic wounds may require specialized dressings for tissue regeneration. Diabetic foot ulcers may also require special dressings that promote healing and protect against disease.
Decrease the pain.
Apply compression for hemostasis.
Protect the wound from the environment.
Protect the wound from soiling with body fluids or waste.
Immobilize the injured body part.
Promote wound healing.
To optimize healing, we need to maximally changing dressings three times per week, but ideally one to two times a week. In a clean wound, the main factor affecting frequency will be exudate.