Wound Dressings

What Are The Types Of Wound Dressings?

It is important to have the right kind of dressing when dealing with a wound. A doctor will identify the wound type and explain how to heal the wound properly. There are many types of dressings, and it is important to understand how each dressing is used.

Wound Dressings

Dressing Types and Indicated Use 

Dressing Type

Protective Barrier

Water-resistant

Primary Dressing

Secondary Dressing

Absorbent Dressing

Adherent

Collagen Wound Dressing

 

 

 

Composite Dressing

Hydrocolloid Dressing

 

 

Speciality Absorptive Dressing

 

 

Transparent Film Dressing

 

Alginate Dressing

 

 

   

 

Dressing Type 

Protective Barrier

Water-resistant

Primary Dressing

Secondary Dressing

Absorbent Dressing

Adherent

Collagen Wound Dressing

 

 

 

 

Composite Dressing

Hydrocolloid Dressing

 

 

Speciality Absorptive Dressing

 

 

Transparent Film Dressing

 

Alginate Dressing

 

 

   

 

Collagen Wound Dressings1

  • Absorbent and maintains a moist healing environment
  • Good for wounds with minimal to heavy secretion
  • Can be used for surgical wounds
  • These dressings help new collagen to form within in the wound bed
  • Good to use with topical agents

Composite Dressings2

  • Moldable and easy to apply and remove
  • Good for wounds with minimal to heavy secretion
  • Can be used for pressure ulcers and surgical wounds
  • These dressings can provide a bacterial barrier, absorption and adhesion
  • Multi layered dressing

Compression Dressings3

  • Protects primary dressing
  • Sticks to itself for easy application
  • Can be used with many types of dressings
  • Can be used as liner for deep wounds
  • Protects fragile healing tissue

Hydrocolloid Dressings4

  • Available in paste, powder, gel or sheet/wafer forms
  • Water-resistant
  • Can be used for pressure ulcers
  • Made of gelatin, pectin, polysaccharides or sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Provide a moist healing environment

Hydrofiber Dressings5

  • Removes bacteria
  • Forms a cohesive gel activated by fluid levels
  • Can be used for pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, second-degree burns
  • Glycerin- and water-based dressing
  • Also available in sheet and impregnated in gauzes or non-woven sponges

Specialty Absorptive Dressings6

  • Easy to remove
  • Highly absorbent
  • Can be used for surgical wounds and burns
  • Keeps liquid, water, and bacteria out
  • Allows moisture vapor in to help with the healing process

Transparent Film Dressings7

  • Impermeable to liquids, water, and bacteria
  • Allows oxygen in
  • Can be used for pressure ulcers and second-degree burns
  • Helps to remove dead or damaged tissue
  • Can be used to secure another dressing

Alginate Dressing8

  • Made from seaweed
  • Partially dissolves to form a gel
  • Can be used for pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, and burns
  • Can absorb 15-20 times their own weight
  • Calcium ions in the dressing interact with the sodium ions in the fluid of the wound to promote healing

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Sources:

  1. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/collagens
  2. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/composites
  3. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/contact-layers
  4. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/hydrocolloids
  5. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/hydrogels-amorphous
  6. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/specialty-absorptives-super-absorbents
  7. https://www.woundsource.com/product-category/dressings/transparent-films
  8. https://www.woundsource.com/blog/what-alginate-dressing

 

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