May 3, 2007

Silver-containing dressings and the need for evidence

Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Michel H E Hermans

Abstract

To present the practitioner with detailed information on silver-based dressings, including evidence of their efficacy and current practice related to these dressings. This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding the evidence for and current use of silver-based dressings. After reading this article and taking the test, the reader should be able to: 1. Describe the indications, actions, and adverse effects related to silver compounds used in wound care. 2. Review the chemical properties and actions that affect the action of silver compounds. 3. Discuss the limitations of current evidence related to silver-containing dressings, along with some of the rating systems used for evaluating scientific evidence.

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Adverse Effects
Silver Compounds
Drug Toxicity
Silver compounds, antiseptics and disinfectants
WOUND CARE (kit desciptor)

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