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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
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 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.
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 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 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.