About Dressings.

What’s a dressing?

Sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to promote healing and protect the wound from further harm. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, as distinguished from a bandage, which is most often used to hold a dressing in place. Many modern dressings are self-adhesive.

Types of Dressings:

  • Gauze Sponge

Band Aid Brand First Aid Products Tru-Absorb Gauze Sponges for Cleaning Wounds

  • Gauze Bandage Roll

24 Gauze Bandage Rolls with Medical Tape, Stretch Bandage Roll, 4” x 4 Yards Stretched, FDA Approved, Medical Grade Sterile First Aid Wound Care, Dressing, by California Basics

  • Non Adherent Pads

Curad Sterile Non-Adherent Pads (Pack of 100) for gentle wound dressing and absorption without sticking

  • Non-Adherent Wet Dressings

Xeroform Petrolatum Gauze Dressing 5″ x 9″, Box of 50

  • Foam Dressings

McKesson Hydrocellular Foam Dressing Silicone Adhesive Border 4″ X 4″ (3″ X 3″ Pad)

  • Calcium Alginates Dressing

Calcium Alginate 4.25″x4.25″ Sterile 10 per Box (1) High Quality Wound Dressing by Areza Medical

  • Hydrogel Dressings

Burnshield 4″ X 4″ Burn Dressing, Sterile (Pack of 6) can be used to treat all burns immediately, whether received from open flames, scalding from hot water, steam, gas, chemicals or electrical appliances.

  • Burn Gel Dressing

Burn-FIX- 4 Pack-Burn Gel Dressing 4″ X 4″ Burn Care-First Aid Treatment. Immediate Pain Relief Burn Cream- Hydrogel For 1st, 2nd Degree Burns, Chemical, Razor and Sunburns. For Home, Work, Fire, EMS.

  • Transparent Dressings

3M Tegaderm Transparent Dressing with Label 4″ x 4 3/4″ (10 x 12 cm)50 per Box

  • Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD)

Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch

  • Hemostatic Dressing:

QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze | Kaolin, Hemostatic First Aid Combat Gauze Pads to Stop Bleeding Fast | (2) 3-in x 24-in Gauze Strips

  • Etc.

Additional information:

  • Gauze Sponge: Absorbs drainage, good for cleaning, dressing, packing, and prepping; can be used for pretty much all wounds.
  • Gauze Bandage Roll: Used as either a first layer dressing or for secondary securement. Good for limbs, head, and difficult to dress wounds. Acts to Cushion wounds and Conforms to your body. Can be used for pretty much all wounds.
  • Non-Adherent Pads: Protects wound without sticking. Easy all in one dressing to put over any lightly draining wound. can be used for minor wounds.
  • Non-Adherent Wet Dressings: Protects wound by clinging and conforming to wound and body contours, Ideal primary layer to keep the wound moist to help promote healing. Will not stick to the surface. Good for burns and can be used for light to moderately draining wounds.
  • Foam Dressing: creates a moist environment conducive to wound healing, generally nonadherent, and the dressings allow water vapor to enter but keep out bacteria and other contaminants. They Offer 7 Benefits:
  1. Don’t adhere to the wound.
  2. Serve as a cushion to protect the affected area.
  3. Provide a barrier against bacteria.
  4. Can be used in the case of infection.
  5. Are suitable for wounds with hypergranulation.
  6. May be used during compression therapy.
  7. Are easy to apply and remove.
  • Calcium Alginates Dressings: Helps pack and wick moisture out of deep tunneling areas of your wound. Being highly absorbent gives it the potential to be good for pretty much all moderate to severely exudating wounds. Great for venous or arterial ulcers.
  • Hydrogel Dressings: Provides moisture to your wound, helps break down dry and dead tissue, and promotes healing. Can be used for dry, dead tissue, and minimally exudating wounds.
  • Burn Gel Dressings: One of the first response for a certain degree of burn injuries, the dressing can help stop burn progression and cools the skin, relieves pain and protects against airborne contamination. A superficial dermal burn (where there is skin damaged and blistering over a wet, pink and painful dermis) requires a dressing like this to absorb the fluid, avoid maceration and seal the wound from the outside environment to reduce pain and infection .
  • Transparent Dressings:  Is thin, allows moisture transfer, and helps with visualization of the wound. Mainly used as a  securement layer and is good for IV securement.
  • Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD): This all-in-one device consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure apparatus to secure the bandage in place. This internationally patented and fda approved bandage is the ideal solution for emergency treatment when every second counts.
  • Hemostatic Dressing: Is  a wound dressing that contains Hemostatic agents  (Celox, QuikClot, or Hemcon.) that are designed to promotes rapid blood clotting in the event of a traumatic wound even involving arterial bleeds.