The Effect of Surgical Dressings on Skin Temperature

  • Carol Miller
  • Keith Poskitt
  • Ian Lane


Infection of surgical wounds leads to delaying healing, incisional herniation and occasionally to fatal septic complications. Contamination by micro-organisms at the time of surgery is prevented by an aseptic operating environment. Postoperatively, wounds are dressed to reduce entry of bacteria such as Staphyloccoci aureus and Eschericia coli which occur naturally as skin commensals.


Skin Temperature Adhesive Film Skin Surface Temperature Delay Healing Charing Cross Hospital 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Miller
    • 1
  • Keith Poskitt
    • 1
  • Ian Lane
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery Charing Cross HospitalLondonUK

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