Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing
A breakthrough in wound care, Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing is a zinc-oxide based hydrophilic paste that can be applied directly to wounds with light to moderate levels of drainage. Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing is an excellent choice for odd shaped wound or wounds in areas that are difficult to dress. Commonly used for: MASD Pressure Injuries Diabetic Wounds Venous Ulcers
What is a Pressure Ulcer?
Pressure injuries (also called “bed sores”) occur as a result of prolonged pressure to an area of skin, such as with sitting/laying for extended periods of time or from the placement of medical equipment against the skin.
How to Use Calcium Alginate Rope Dressings in Wound Care
Calcium alginate rope is made of calcium and sodium fibers from seaweed, spun into a long, thin, rope-like form. Click to learn how to use calcium alginate rope for packing (or filling) dead space in a wound!
Most Common Pressure Injury Areas
Common areas that are prone to pressure injuries include: -spine, back of the head -shoulders & shoulder blade (scapula) -elbows -hips (trochanter) -lower back/tailbone, buttock area (sacrum, coccyx, ischium) -knees & ankles -heels, balls of feet, between toes -ears, nose (if nasal oxygen tubing in place)
Bordered Gauze Wound Care Dressing Benefits
Bordered Gauze Wound dressings have a ventilated fabric top, hypoallergenic gentle adhesive border, and absorbent non-stick pad. The soft absorbent island pad allows for low/medium absorbency while the border provides gentle adhesion. These are an excellent cost-effective choice for wounds that require multiple dressing changes.
A Practical Guide to Wound Care At Home (6 easy steps!)
Whether you’re caring for your own wound or helping a loved one heal, there are plenty of ways wound care in the home differs from an office, wound clinic, or even hospital setting. Here are 6 easy steps to follow if you’re wondering how to change a wound dressing at home.
Hydrogel Wound Dressing Healing Action
Hydrogel dressings are a great choice for minor burns, pressure injuries, skin tears, and even dry wounds with necrotic tissue. These dressings support the body’s natural healing process by promoting a moist environment for healing, allowing for gas exchange at the wound surface, providing a barrier to protect from environmental contaminants, and facilitating tissue repair.
Foam Wound Care Dressing Benefits
Foam dressings are absorbent, non-adherent dressings made up of fibers with small open cells. This absorbent, sponge-like material, draws up drainage and debris from the wound bed and promotes a moist healing environment for natural healing. Foam dressings provide thermal insulation to the wound surface while blocking fluids, bacteria, and other contaminants from entering. These wound dressings can also be to protect intact skin from damage related to pressure and friction.
Choosing the Right Wound Dressing for Optimal Moisture Level
Studies have shown that wounds heal faster when given a moist environment. One way to support this moisture balance and encourage optimal healing is to choose the correct topical dressing based on the amount of drainage coming from the wound.