Request
a smartPAC
Contact Advanced Tissue
1-877-811-6080
webinfo@advtis.com

What Are The Different Types of Wound Care Dressings?

  by    0   0

What Are The Different Types of Wound Care Dressings?

There are a variety of types of wound care dressings that serve many purposes depending on the wound.

Revolution Slider Error: Slider with alias TestLanding not found.
Maybe you mean: 'home1'

One Source for Every Dressing


Choosing the proper wound dressing assists with wound healing

December 10, 2013 by Advanced Tissue

Whenever you have a wound, whether it’s a minor cut or a major incision, it’s crucial to care for it properly. Part of the process includes wound care dressings. There are a variety of options when it comes to dressings, and to determine which is the best and most effective depends on what sort of wound you have.

A doctor or other medical professional will examine the wound and determine what is necessary to keep it free from complications and to assist with healing. The dressing options will also depend on where the wound is, how large it is and other related factors.

More about Advanced Tissue’s products here >>

What is a wound care dressing?

A dressing is used by a doctor, caregiver and/or patient to help a wound heal and prevent further issues like infection or complications. Dressings are designed to be in direct contact with the wound, which is different from a bandage that holds the dressing in place.

Dressings serve a variety of purposes depending on the type, severity and position of the wound. Aside from the major function of reducing the risk of infection, dressings are also important to help:

  • Stop bleeding and start clotting so the wound can heal

  • Absorb any excess blood, plasma or other fluids


What type of wound care dressing is right for my wound?

Hydrocolloid:

Hydrocolloid dressings are used on burns, light to moderately draining wounds, necrotic wounds, under compression wraps, pressure ulcers and venous ulcers.

Hydrogel:

This type of dressing is for wounds with little to no excess fluid, painful wounds, necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers, donor sites, second degree or higher burns and infected wounds.

Alginate:

Alginate dressings are used for moderate to high amounts of wound drainage, venous ulcers, packing wounds and pressure ulcers in stage III or IV.

Collagen:

A collagen dressing can be used for chronic or stalled wounds, ulcers, bed sores, transplant sites, surgical wounds, second degree or higher burns and wounds with large surface areas.

In addition to the wound product categories listed above, there are other wound dressings available, such as foams and compression in addition to secondary and cover dressings like wraps, gauze and tape.

Download our FREE Wound Treatment Product Guide for more info on wound care dressings.

Download Now

Download The Wound Treatment Product Guide Using The Form Below

Fill out my online form.


Related Posts

New Bandage Is Cost Efficient, Features Reusable Parts

By leveraging inkjet printing technology, smart wound dressings could be more affordable than ever. Over the last several years, researchers across the world have been developing a series of smart bandages. These state-of-the-art bandages make use of cutting-edge technology to improve wound care outcomes. One such option, created by a team from the University of […]

READ MORE →

Doctors Develop New Nanocomposite Dressing

The food service industry has inspired an innovative new wound dressing. As it stands now, the wound care industry is full of powerful dressing options. Hydrocolloid dressings, for instance, use gel to maintain the moisture around a wound site. Iodine impregnated dressings manage more complex injuries like chronic ulcers and low-level burns. Foam dressings are […]

READ MORE →

13-Year-Old Designs Wound Dressing That Can Communicate

Moisture is essential for wound healing, and a new dressing makes it easier to monitor dryness. There are several different types of wound dressings available, and each one has its own benefits and primary purpose. For instance, alginate dressings are better for wounds with excessive drainage, while the moisture of hydrogel makes dead tissue removal […]

READ MORE →

Scientists Develop Innovative Self-Adhesive Wound Dressing

A new electronic device could heal wounds through a method that cannot be replicated with other dressings. In the U.S. alone, there are nearly 7 million who must live with nonhealing chronic wounds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are several methods to deal with these problematic wounds, including specialized […]

READ MORE →

How to Pack and Re-Pack Wounds From Start to Finish

Learn how to properly pack and re-pack wounds.Educating yourself on how to pack wounds will help to ensure proper wound healing. Deep wounds require special dressings and an understanding of how to pack wounds to encourage healing and reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Proper wound packing is crucial for tissue growth at the wound’s base to prevent the premature closure of […]

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top