Medication is a nursing service. Depending on the extent of the injury, which may be the result of a traumatic event or surgery, the health care provider may proceed with a simple dressing or a complex dressing.
To carry out a proper dressing so that the wound can heal as quickly as possible, certain drugs are used (disinfectants and healers), as well as ointments, specific medicines according to the injury and the protective materials (gauze, plasters, etc.) affixed to the wound to prevent the wound from being prone to infection.
Simple dressing is used for injuries that are expected to heal quickly such as, for example, surgical wounds, superficial skin lesions, erythema, venous phlebitis, or pressure injuries/ulcers (first and second degree).