Adhesive foam wound dressing
There are a large number of different types of adhesive foam wound dressing, mainly because one of the most difficult tasks in wound management is controlling exudation. Different types of absorptive dressings work in different ways. For example, the wound may be flat or a cavity, which needs to be lightly filled with an absorptive primary dressing and then covered with another absorptive auxiliary dressing.
If the absorbent dressing does not contain exudates, moisture can cause skin maceration. Foam adhesive dressing absorb exudate-some fluids lock in the core of the dressing, while others become gelatinous foams. Most foam dressings can use framed or borderless adhesives.
Adhesive foam dressing are sheet and other shaped foamed polymer solutions with small, open pores that can hold liquid. They can be impregnated or layered with other materials. Absorptive capacity depends on thickness and composition. The area in contact with the wound surface is non-adhesive Easy-to-remove, clear film coating with adhesive bezel and / or acting as a bacterial barrier.
Application of adhesive foam wound dressing
- Optimal exudate management
- Excellent fluid handling capabilities
- Excellent liquid retention
- For chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
- Prevent the development of bedsores
- Maintain a moist wound environment
- Silicone frame provides gentle adhesion
- Highly fit * border can be lifted and reapplied
- Moisture transmission rate (MVTR) adjusted to the liquid level
- Help create the ideal healing environment
- Waterproof outer layer protects wounds and helps prevent bacteria from entering
- Low friction and shear outer layer
- Highly absorbent.
- Adhesive version helps prevent roll-up.
* Indications: Partial and full-thickness wound drainage
Indications and contraindications of foam dressing with silicone border
Foam dressings are very suitable for wounds with mild or severe oozing. Generally, adhesive foam wound dressing is suitable for partial or full thickness wounds. Wounds that use foam dressings include:
Draining oral capsule wounds
Pressure ulcers/injuries (stages 2 to 4)
Tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube
Hurt the mouth
In addition to being used for necrotic tissue and softened wounds, foam dressing with silicone border can also be cut to suit specific body parts, such as toes, fingers or ears. In addition, foam dressings can help protect the skin on protruding bones or high friction areas of the skin to reduce friction damage.
Correct application instructions for Adhesive foam wound dressing
The steps for applying Adhesive foam wound dressing are as follows:
Disinfect your hands and gloves and put on gloves.
Clean the wound area with 0.9% saline.
Use sterilized gauze to dry all the skin around the wound.
Apply Adhesive foam wound dressing so that the edge of the wound extends at least one inch.
When changing the dressing, carefully peel off the Adhesive foam wound dressing, clean the wound and apply new bordered foam dressing.
Due to its very good flexibility, foam dressings perform very well in various clinical applications of moderate to severely exuding wounds. And because they are easy to use and easy to cut into various shapes to fit irregular wound areas, in many cases, they are regarded as ideal dressing choices.