Wound Dressings

Wound Dressings, Bandages, Pads, Wraps, And Gauze

Choosing the correct type of wound care dressing is an extremely important element of an overall wound care treatment plan. With several thousand different types of wound dressings available on the market today, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the options.

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There are several categories of wound dressings which possess different, although sometimes overlapping properties. A few of the main wound care dressing categories includes:

  • Antimicrobial dressings - used to help prevent infection and provide protection from common infectious bacteria and other contaminants
  • Alginate dressings - highly absorbent and are primarily used to manage heavily exuding wounds
  • Abd dressings - used to absorb discharges from abdominal and other heavily draining wounds
  • Transparent film dressings - provide wound protection and maintain a moist, healing environment while allowing observation of the wound bed without removing the dressing from the skin
  • Hydrogel dressings - gel-based dressings which protect and provide a most wound-healing environment and help remove dead tissue from the wound bed during the healing process
  • Gauze dressings
  • Super absorbent dressings - multi-layer wound covers which combine a semi or non-adherent layer with a highly absorptive layer of fibers, and are specifically designed to minimize adherence to the wound and effectively manage exudate
  • Wound contact layer dressings - can be applied directly to the wound as a primary dressing and then if necessary, covered with a secondary dressing for additional absorption
  • Foam dressings - comprised of foamed polymer solutions with small, open cells that are capable of holding fluids, they are available with an adhesive border or transparent film coating which acts as a bacterial barrier
  • Hydrocolloid dressings - composed of gelatin or pectin with an absorptive capability, they are useful on areas that require contouring, such as heels and sacral ulcers