Foam dressing for Wound
Foam are absorbent dressings, available in adhesive or non-adhesive form. They are usually used as the main dressing, but in some cases can also be used as an auxiliary dressing.
- Size:50mm x 50mm, 60mm x 80mm,100mm x 100mm, 75mm x 75mm…
- Type: Foam dressing with silicone gel
- Non-Sterile or SterilIized EO
- Some foam dressing for wound are thinner, while others are thicker, providing greater cushioning and absorption. The foam is made of polymers such as polyurethane.
- They have small openings that can trap water,
- They have a high water vapor transmission rate that can permeate gases, but as a barrier to bacteria, some foams have a film backing that reduces the rate of moisture generation.
Vapor-escaping foam dressings are sometimes described as ideal dressings.
- They absorb exudate, allow gas exchange, maintain a moist wound environment and protect the surrounding skin from maceration,
- They also provide thermal insulation, which can increase the core temperature of the wound foam, make it conform to the shape of the human body, provide protection and cushioning, and can remove fragile skin without causing trauma as an additional advantage of foam.
- When using a foam dressing, the foam is also easy to use and economical. Foam can be used for granulation or partial and full-thickness wounds covered with mud, with minimal or severe exudation, suitable for foam dressings, including: surgery and trauma wounds, donor sites, mild burns, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, and venous function Incomplete ulcer foam dressings can also be used under compression bandages, or as an auxiliary dressing for amorphous hydrogels and alginates.
Indications and contraindications of foam dressings
Foam dressing for wound are very suitable for oozing wounds, whether they are mild or severe. Generally, foam dressings are suitable for partial or full thickness wounds. Wounds that use foam dressings include:
Draining oral capsule wounds
Pressure ulcers/injuries (stages 2 to 4)
Wounds that require negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
Tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube
Hurt the mouth
Foam dressings can be used for wounds with softened necrotic tissue. They are also very flexible and can be cut to fit specific body parts, such as toes, fingers or ears. Due to its thermal properties, foam dressings can be used on wounds that require insulation to keep warm. In addition, foam dressings can help protect the skin on protruding bones or high friction areas of the skin.
Undrained wounds and third-degree burns are usually not ideal for foam dressings. These dressings are also ineffective on dry wounds because there is no exudate, and the wound bed may be too dry for a dry wound healing environment (although in this case, foam dressings can be used to keep the char dry and prevent accidental movement) ). If the foam is soaked quickly, excessive exudate may be a contraindication and may allow external bacteria to enter the wound. In addition, too much exudate may require too many dressing changes and cause the area around the wound to macerate. In this case, a more absorbent foam or other dressing(Can use hydrocolloid dressing) type is required.
The correct foam dressing application instructions
The steps to apply the foam dressing are as follows:
Put on gloves.
Clean the wound area with saline solution.
Use sterilized gauze to dry the skin around the wound.
Use a foam dressing, which should extend at least one inch beyond the edge of the wound.
If the dressing does not have an adhesive border, you may need to apply an auxiliary dressing or use a wrap or tape to hold it in place.
When changing the dressing, carefully peel off the foam dressing, clean the wound and apply a new foam dressing.
The flexibility of the foam dressing can be used in a variety of clinical applications from moderate to severely exuding wounds. Because they are easy to use and easy to cut to fit irregular wound areas, they are the ideal dressing choice in many situations.