Adhesive Bandages and Self Adhesive Dressings
Assessment is the first step in the process of accurately dressing wounds. The best quality wound management is ineffective if the patient's risk and other contributing factors are not considered during the initial assessment. How and if a wound heals can impact health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, anemia, immune disorders and obesity. This is primarily because sufficient healing relies heavily on the environment being clean, not infected, nourished, adequately perfused and free of foreign or devitalized material.
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Complications Associated with Improper Wound Treatment
- Hospital Admission
- Death Associated with Wound Complications
Although successful healing is ultimately determined by professional treatment and the general health of a patient, how a wound is dressed and taken care of plays a major role in the process. There are particular bandages, tapes, wraps, protective covers and gauze that are specifically made to speed up the healing process and keep the wound from infection.
Different Types/Materials of Adhesive Bandages and Self Adhesive Dressings
- Plastic Spot Adhesive
- Topical Skin Adhesive
- Soft-Touch Dressings
- Boardered Gauze
- Skin Closure Reinforced Strips
- Gauze Dressing
- Wound Dressing
- Self-Adherent Cohesive Wrap
- Knitted Bandages
- Retention Bandages
- Conforming Dressing
- Antimicrobial Barrier Film Dressing
By keeping your wounds properly dressed and taken care of you speed up the healing process and avoid potentially dangerous infection.