In the medical field dressing is used to protect the wound, reduce the pain, repairing tissues, promote moist wound healing, and immobilize an injured body part. A wound dressing is additionally used to prevent further harm. A dressing is unique from bandage because it is designed to be directly contact with the wound. The bandage is primarily used to hold a dressing in place. The major use of dressing is to apply compression for venous stasis or hemorrhage. There are various dressings and techniques are available for managing different wounds or injuries.
Absorbent dressings are that kind of dressings, which absorb wound exudate. There is a different levels of absorbency are required but it depends on the amount of exudate. Sometimes it may be low level, medium level, or high level of absorbency. Absorbent dressings are may be self-adhesive dressings or non-adhesive dressings and it may come with or without Safetac technology. Absorbent Dressings may also have the antimicrobial properties.
An adhesive dressing is a high quality wound dressing, which is economical and coated in adhesive material. The adhesive material such as paste or glue allows the dressing to stick directly to the wounded area. Adhesive dressings eliminate the need of using tape bandages or other similar materials to attach or bond the dressing. The adhesive dressing is easily available from drug stores with an extensive range of styles and sizes for different applications. It is also available through medical catalogs and medical supply stores, along with bandaging accessories such as bandaging scissors etc. which can be useful for the cutting of dressings into a desired shape and size.
Antimicrobial dressings play a vital role in wound care in the management and prevention of infection. An Antimicrobial is agent, which is used to kill micro-organisms. An antimicrobial dressing is designed to inhibit the growth of microbes in and around the injury or wound. Antimicrobial dressings are basically a wound covers that deliver the effects of Antimicrobial agents, such as Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB) and silver, to maintain efficacy and efficiency against common infectious bacteria.
However, clinicians or doctors must be aware of their usage and different properties. The must know that when to start and stop treatment in order to deliver clinically effective care. To use an antimicrobial dressing, clinicians must know the first step which involves thoroughly cleaning of wound. This includes removing any potential infectious agents and irrigating the wound to remove dead tissue.
An Alginate dressing is a natural wound dressing designed from different types of seaweeds and algae. Alginate Dressings is extensively used in surgical wounds, full-thickness burns, chronic ulcers and split-thickness graft donor sites. These dressings are soft and conformable, easily applicable on irregular-shaped wounds.
Composite dressings are used as a wound covers which is made by combining physical components into a single product to support various functions, such as a bacterial barrier, adhesion and absorption. They are made by using multiple layers and incorporate a semi or non-adherent dressing pads that cover the wound. Composite dressings can be used on any type of wounds from light to heavy injuries.
Collagen Silicon Dressings
The Collagen and Silicone Dressings is used promote tissue growth and help to absorb while maintaining a wound. The combination of Collagen and Silicone Dressings helps to encourage healing, while maintaining an appropriate sterile environment. The different types of soft silicone dressings are available according to the clinical needs. The Collagen Silicon dressings are basically used as a wound contact layers.
Odor Absorbent Dressings
Odor-Absorbent Dressings is used to eliminate offending odors occurring from bacterial contamination or infection in surgical, cancerous, traumatic, or gangrenous wounds, ulcers, pressure or venous stasis ulcers. The Odor Absorbent dressings is made by a foam matrix impregnated with carbon which is placed between two layers of non-woven, soft fabric and conforms to the contours of the patient’s body.
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