Wound Care: Selecting the Right Dressings for Optimal Results

The correct dressing is a critical component to any successful wound care management strategy. Buying basic dressings can cause a lot of problems down the line, particularly when it comes to traditional gauze dressings. These dressings and their adhesives tend to pull at the skin and become adhered to the wound itself. Improving the dressing material and stocking up on the right recovery materials to help promote healing in a variety of wound types is a must for all medical professionals.

Features Needed in Dressings

There are a few features that dressings need in order to help promote healing in wounds and chronic wounds. To help you understand what you need, it is vital that you learn about these features. They include:

Antimicrobial

Bacteria can cause severe complications in wound recovery and is a common contributing factor when wounds become chronic. Bacteria can also cause the wound to become malodorous. Antimicrobial dressings can work to prevent these issues.

Debriding Agents

In instances where bacteria cultures have already been detected in the wound, debriding agents are essential. Debriding agents are one of the oldest forms of medicine, though modern medicine has moved far away from using maggots to debride wounds. 

Debriding agents are essential in dressings when dead tissue or bacteria colonies need to be removed from the wound as a part of the healing process and wound management. While the most common type of debridement occurs manually by medical professionals, there are certain types of dressings that can do this. Hydrogels and antibacterial dressings, as well as specialist designs, can work to debride the wound and promote healing.

Proteolytic Activity and pH

These types of dressings work to reduce bacteria and the inflammatory response during the healing process. By balancing pH in the wound, the dressing can easily promote healing. An imbalance in pH often results in longer recovery times and, in some instances, complications. Improving pH back to a balanced level helps the patient significantly.

Types of Dressing to Choose

We are one of the sector’s most trusted coatings manufacturers and can create custom and medical-grade dressings. Our team is capable of producing complex medical coatings that suit a variety of wound types and needs.

Silicone Gel and Acrylic PSA Coating Dressing

Silicone dressings are more gentle and can be worn longer. They are the latest dressing to hit the medical community and are ideal for those with fragile skin or complex wound recovery treatments.

Silicone gel wound dressings offer many great benefits thanks to the perforation in the dressing itself. This means that the wound is immobilised, and it is less likely to become contaminated or to suffer from a bacterial infection. These dressings also tend to absorb wound drainage and allow for oxygen entry and escape.

Specialist and Medical Dressings

We can work with you to create specialist dressings based on patient needs. We create and manufacture specialist and medical dressings for wound recovery and work commonly with your suppliers or with your needs to create the perfect wound dressing for your medical institution’s individual needs.

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