Wound dressings

Different medical devices are available to dress the wound depending on the wound type, level of exudate, whether infection is present, and the stage of healing.

Different product categories available

 

 HYDROGELS

Hydrogels release water. They contain more than 80% water and are cohesive so they do not run and remain on the wound. They facilitate debridement for dry fibrin and dry necrosis.

 

ALGINATES - HYDROFIBRES DRESSINGS

These are highly absorbent dressings which are indicated for the debridement of wet slough, necrosis, and heavily exuding wounds. Alginates are characterised by their vertical absorption and gelling properties and usually require a secondary dressing.

 

HYDROCELLULAR DRESSINGS

Hydrocellular dressings are absorbent, semi-permeable/waterproof dressings indicated for the treatment of low to moderately exuding wounds. There is a broad range of hydrocellular dressings available which are used to facilitate debridement to epithelialisation (lite hydrocellular dressings).

 

HYDROCOLLOID DRESSINGS

Hydrocolloid are mainly composed of Carboxymethylcellulose and are the pioneers in moist wound healing. They absorb, swell and gel.
They are recommended for granulation and epithelialisation phases (thin hydrocolloids).

 

BASIC GREASY DRESSINGS

These are composed of a loose mesh of cotton/viscose impregnated with a fatty substance and are used mainly in the epithelialisation phase.

 

CONTACT LAYERS

Contact layers are composed of a tight mesh of a synthetic material coated with a special substance and are recommended for use at the end of the granulation and epithelialisation phase.

 

ACTIVE DRESSINGS

These dressings contain active substances, for specific purposes:

  • To facilitate and stimulate wound healing
  • To provide an antibacterial action
  • To control unpleasant odours

 

CARBON DRESSINGS

Carbon dressings are odour-absorbing and deodorise wound by asborbing bectarial spores.