Wound Dressings | Silicone Dressings - Calcium Alginate - Hydrocolloid - Collagen Dressings
The right wound dressing encourages healing and prevents possible infection or harm. Wound dressings are different from bandages in that they come in direct contact with the wound and are used to absorb exudence and accelerate healing. Bandages are generally used to hold wound care dressings in place. Wound dressings can have a variety of functions, depending upon the type, severity, and position of the wound. Wound dressings serve to stem bleeding, absorb exudence, ease pain, debride wounds, and reduce stress. To determine which type of dressing is right for you, visit our Wound Care page.
Some of the wound dressings that we offer include:
- Alginate wound dressings - typically applied to diabetic wounds, venous wounds, full-thickness burns, split-thickness graft donor sites, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, and chronic ulcers
- Collagen wound dressings: used to help moderate to heavy exuding wounds heal
- Silicone gel sheets: used to reduce scar tissue
- Silver wound dressings: designed to treat both low and high exuding wounds
When you select and apply the appropriate type of wound dressing, you will prevent pain, infection, and potential damage.