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    Hydrogel and Hydrocolloid.

    Just update a typo. "Can Hydrogel be covered with a foam dressing? In my onion, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a foam as it can be absorbed by the foam.", would be better explained as follows: Can Hydrogel be covered with a foam dressing? In my opinion, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a foam as it can be absorbed by the foam after the breakdown of Hydrogel. https://cms.qut.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/451767/Book2-wound-dressing-guide.pdf At P. 12, the appropriate use of foam is explained. You can apply a hydrogel under a foam dressing? False Reason: The action of the dressing is to absorb fluid. If you moisten the dressing with a hydrogel it will then not be able to absorb any fluid. However, the combination of hydrogel and foam dressing is in practice by some nurses. Could any wound care specialists share your experience?
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    Hydrogel and Hydrocolloid.

    I read one user manual of wound dressings via online. Pressure ulcers – prevention and treatment A Coloplast quick guide You can get this manual via online. At P. 19, Treatment of pressure ulcers. Deep Wound/Light Drainage Woun'Dres (Hydrogel) cover with Biatain (Foam Dressing) or Comfeel (Hydrocolloid) At P.22, Autolytic Debridement: Purilon (Hydrogel) COVER WITH Biatain (Foam Dressing) Can Hydrogel be covered with a foam dressing? In my onion, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a foam as it can be absorbed by the foam. Also, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a Hydrocolloid dressing as the water in Hydrogel can interact with Hydrocolloid and turn into a gel, and further make Hydrocolloid less effective. A good way would be to cover Hydrogel with a film dressing or an absorbent gauze dressing. Are the dressing examples at P. 19 and P. 22 practically appropriate? Wound dressing is a common practice for every nurse. Therefore, I put the questions at this forum.
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