Importance of Wound Dressing
Keeping a wound dressed properly is important and a crucial part of the recovery process as it prevents further complications like infections, contamination, and other conditions. As such, the work done by an experienced nurse always reduces work for the surgeon. Wound dressing integrates several different aspects, including wound cleaning, application of anti bacterial agents, regular removal and re-dressing, and constant monitoring. To facilitate a proper wound dressing procedure, it is also important that you have the right products and instruments at hand.
Bandages and Gauze
Activeforever keeps a huge inventory of wound dressing products that are recommended both for the professional nurse and emergency stock at home and commercial offices. One of the first things that would come to mind is an elastic bandage or adhesive tape. However before that it is important that the wound is thoroughly cleaned with antiseptic agents. Anti-bacterial ointments are prescribed in case injury cannot be cleaned properly or there is no one to facilitate a thorough wound cleaning process. The ointment, in this case, will be able to limit the spread of infection. Another recommended product to keep as a first aid is an Instant Cold Packs. Cold packs are more important when the injury is a burn or swelling is present as with a sprain or strain.
Anti-inflammatory Gels and Sprays
Depending upon the nature of an injury, there are several other specialized products in wound care. Burn dressings, for instance, are soaked in a water based, water-soluble gel and can be placed directly on the skin. Same is the case with First Aid Burn Spray for small fire injuries/accidents that may happen at home, work, or vacation. Alcohol Prep Pads on the other hand are critical to facilitate the next step in the surgery treatment of wounds.