Types of Wound Care Dressings and the Promotion of Healing

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate luck of being in the hospital after being hurt, then you might remember the medical staff wrapping your wounds after disinfecting the injured area. Wound care dressings promote healing and are one of the first steps towards recovery. Like so many objects that get used on a daily basis, there’s much more to this medical essential than you might know. There are a wide variety of adhesives that are used for dressing wounds, and we’re going to look at a few.

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Types of Wounds & Stages of Wound Healing

Wounds are one thing that we all don’t like to think about, but it’s a part of life just as much as breathing. Wounds happen because they’re accidents, and right from the time we’re little, we learn that wounds are okay–especially if you take care of them properly. One thing we’re not taught as children though is how not all wounds are created alike. That’s means that there are a few different types out there and each one requires its own level of specialized care. We’ll tell you all about it!

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Medical Adhesive Tape 101

Chances are, you have a roll of medical adhesive tape in your medicine cabinet, or you’ve seen some come into play at a sporting event. Sometimes referred to as surgical tape, this staple of the medical supply world has many different types and uses. If you’ve ever been curious about either, then it’s time for a crash course and put the ‘eas’ in adhesive.

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Basic First Aid

Basic first aid is important before hospital care is received. First aid helps to stop bleeding and to prevent infection, and as a result, promote healing. Sarasota Medical Products provides basic tips on handling open and closed wounds at home below.

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