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Hydrocolloid Dressing Overview
Introducing the Restore Hydrocolloid Dressing from Hollister. This dressing focuses on maintaining a moist wound environment while remaining impassable to microorganisms.
It serves as a dressing that is stimulated by heat, with an adhesive coat on the inner layer to uphold the ideal healing conditions. Exudate overflow is collected and absorbed by this dressing to also keep the affected area clear.
Are There Different Types Of Restore Dressings?
Yes! Restore Dressings have variations like tapered, non-tapered, and dressings with a foam backing. Here are some helpful distinctions for each of them to consider for the patient's specific needs and wound care situation.
Tapered Restore Dressings are easily identified by the thicker center of the dressing and much thinner edges. This provides extra flexibility and additional comfort. These bandages can also provide protection of full thickness wounds. Thanks to a translucent design, it allows the best direct view of the wound as it develops and recovers.
With the Non-Tapered Restore Dressing, there is a more flexible outer layer which keeps the wound in solitude from things like HIV or HBV infections.
The Foam-Backed Restore Dressing is a wound covering that creates a gel-like covering across the wound area.
What Makes Hydrocolloids Unique?
With hydrocolloid dressings, patients receive a dressing that contains gelatin and other substances that create a gel barrier over the wound area. When these are used, it is not necessary to clean the wound daily and the dressings should be replenished within three to seven days of initial application.
Additionally, the body's natural enzymes are better cable to respond and help the wound recover thanks to the moist environment these dressings create. These dressings are also waterproof and only allow for minimal drainage since they act similarly to a scab.
Features and Benefits
- Rejects Bacterial Entry to Wound Site
- Provides Waterproof Protection
- Lasts Longer on Wound Than Most Dressings
Can hydrocolloid dressings be cut?
Yes. These dressings can be cut and sized according to the appropriate size of the wound.
Do Hydrocolloid Dressings Affect Scars?
Yes. A controlled study showed results such as reductions in itching and pain on the scarred areas. This applied to the symptoms of the scar but not the physical dimensions of the scar.
Are Hydrocolloid Dressings Good For Use On Burn Wounds?
These dressings are not to be used with larger burns, but can be applied to semi-thick, smaller burns.
- Light Or Medium Exudate
- Primary Or Secondary Coverings
- Necrotic Wounds (with signs of decay/rot)
- Skin Ulcers
Do not use if the wound has a heavy amount of exudate or an infection or it is located on or around fragile skin, as it will cause damage.
- Manufacturer: Hollister
- Brand: Restore
- Product Numbers: 519930, 519932, 519953, 519955, 519956, 519957, 519958, 519959, 519963, 519965
- Dimensions: 4 x 4, 6 x 6, 6 x 8, 8 x 8, 17-Inch Triangle, 26.5-Inch Triangle
Hydrocolloid Wund Dressings (4:02 minutes)
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