A review of the CINAHL, Medline, and PubMed databases for 2012-2105 was conducted using the search terms chest tubes, occlusive dressings
, occlusive petroleum dressings, and dry sterile dressings.
Sterile, clear occlusive dressings
usually are used to allow observation of the insertion site.
Workers with broken skin should avoid contact with fresh water or mud; at minimum, open wounds should be protected with an occlusive dressing
. Medical attention should be sought promptly by any person who has onset of febrile illness within 1 month of participating in the cleanup of a flood-affected area.
: Therapeutic agents and effects on drug delivery.
A proper occlusive dressing
maintains a secure seal.
A literature search using databases Pubmed, Dynamed, Ebscohost, CINAHL, and Medline was conducted using key words chest tube dressing, Vaseline dressing, gauze dressing, occlusive dressing
, and Tegaderm dressing for publications from 2009 to 2014.
An occlusive dressing
to seal a sucking chest wound temporarily can buy a little time as well and is also surprisingly affordable.
After examination of the literature, our team questioned if it was safe to follow the showering procedure without the reapplication of an occlusive dressing
as a reasonable alternative for a select patient population.
Another occlusive dressing
was applied before patient discharge.
The first step in managing hemangioma ulceration is local wound care using barrier creams and ointments and occlusive dressing
Re-epithelialization following laser procedures can be accelerated simply by applying a semi-permeable occlusive dressing
Investigators have found that total absorption can be increased by an occlusive dressing
, but occlusion does not alter the absorption rate.