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Dressings

In ancient times, dressings were made of a piece of material, usually a cloth, but the use of cobwebs, dung, leaves, and honey were also described in the ancient history books. Dressings are made of or include dry or impregnated gauze, Plastic films, gels, foams, hydrocolloids, alginates, hydrogels, and polysaccharide pastes, granules, and beads. They all provide different physical environments suited to different wounds.

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Dressings

3M™ Medipore™ Adhesive Dressing, 2 x 2¾ Inch

3M™ Medipore™ Adhesive Dressing, 2 x 2¾ Inch

3M™ Medipore™ Adhesive Dressing, 6 x 6 Inch

3M™ Medipore™ Adhesive Dressing, 6 x 6 Inch

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard, Pack of 5

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard, Pack of 5

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ LF Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 1 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard, Blue

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard, Blue

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 2 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard, Assorted Neon Colors

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard, Assorted Neon Colors

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard, case of 24

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 3 Inch x 5 Yard, case of 24

 3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 4 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandages, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Nonsterile Cohesive Bandages, 3 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Sterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

3M™ Coban™ Sterile Cohesive Bandage, 6 Inch x 5 Yard

Milliken Proximel Ag Silicone Dressing W/ Border 4

Milliken Proximel Ag Silicone Dressing W/ Border 4" X 4" 10/Box

Milliken Hypafix 2

Milliken Hypafix 2"X10 yd Retention Tape Adhesive

Milliken Proximel™ Silicone Dressing, with Border, 10ct box

Milliken Proximel™ Silicone Dressing, with Border, 10ct box

Milliken Tens Clean-Cote Pretreatment Skin Wipes Single Use Towelettes 50/Box

Milliken Tens Clean-Cote Pretreatment Skin Wipes Single Use Towelettes 50/Box

What is a Wound Dressing?

A Wound dressing is a sterile pad or a cushion applied to a wound or an injury, it serves as a remedy to promote or recuperate from the wound without causing any further harm or getting the wound infected. It is intended to be applied directly on the wound, distinguished further from a bandage that is frequently used to hold a dressing in place. Whether they are open or closed, shallow or deep, the healing or recovery process from the wound can be long and painful as well as it can be short in some minor injuries. 
Dressings are an important part of wound care as they not only help to close the wound, but also keep it covered and safe from external particles such as dirt, chemicals, and infectious bacteria which can hinder healing and cause further complications.
Many different types of wound dressings help heal burns, chronic ulcers, pressure sores, and leg ulcers. With so many different types of wounds and injuries to deal with, knowing which dressing to use is not that simple.

Guide to Wound Dressing

Below we provide you with the wound dressing guide which will give you an overview of wound dressings to make sure your wounds heal the right way.

  • Pre-Treating your wound: Doctors or any PCP, utilize a variety of strategies while surveying or assessing the injury. They as a rule assess the nature and reason for the injury, give the best treatment, and apply a dressing to the injury which further safeguards the injury from openness and prevents it from additional exposure. The doctor will ensure that there is no excess bleeding, eliminate soil from the injury or remove dirt from the wound, and apply antibiotics to secure the wound from further harm.
  • Bleeding: How severe the wound, a cut or laceration is, Bleeding can be controlled. Some wounds can produce profound bleeding with the help of proper first aid interventions. Bleeding can be stopped and awareness is the main key to treating a wound properly.
  • Monitor Blood Flow: The first derivative is to keep any living tissue alive. Homeostasis is the process that allows oxygenated blood to circulate in the blood vessels or the wound due to which healthy cells can recover. In certain cases, if there is any profound wound, a doctor uses a small tube called a catheter and stitches the wound to help oxygenate blood flow.
  • Infection: In case the wound is infected with bacteria or fungus, antibiotics are applied to the wound to stop the spread of infection. The intention is to keep the wound safe from getting infected as it can harm the healing process.
  • Closure: Skin closure is one of the most important techniques in wound care as skin is the most effective barrier to infection within the body. There are many methods used to keep your wound closed tightly so that it can heal quickly with minimal scarring and without any infection.
  • Assessing and Dressing: When the injury or wound is closed, a doctor or any treating provider assesses the wound just to decide whether it requires any further treatment. For skin repair or damaged skin, they clean it with sterile water or saline solution and cover using a sterile dressing to keep the germs away.

Types of Wound Dressing

Different types of dressing provide different physical environments suited to different wounds. Below mentioned are some different types of dressings.

  • Absorption of exudate, to regulate the moisture level surrounding the wound- for example, dry gauzes absorb exudate strongly, drying the wound, hydrocolloids maintain a moist environment and film dressings do not absorb exudate.
  • Gas permeability and exchange, especially oxygen and water vapor
  • Maintaining the optimum temperature to encourage healing
  • Mechanically debriding a wound to remove slough.
  • Pressure dressings are commonly used to treat burns and after skin grafts. They apply pressure and prevent fluids from collecting in the tissue.
  • Gauze Sponge is used for all types of wounds.
  • Gauze Bandage Rolls are used for all types of wounds
  • Non-Adherent Pads.
  • Non-Adherent Wet Dressings.
  • Calcium Alginates.

Categories of Wound Dressings

Wound dressings can be sorted into various categories depending on their physical, chemical, and biological properties. The most effective wound dressing materials are outlined below.

  • Gauze/cloth dressings: Perhaps the most common and easily accessible dressing material. It can be applied to any wound type and covers injuries like cuts, scrapes, and bruises. It is cheap and can be applied by anyone with little or no wound care experience.
  • Transparent dressings: Transparent wound dressings are composed of polyurethane material that permits the free flow of oxygen over the wound area and also allows moisture at the site to evaporate. It minimizes bacterial infection in the wound area with reduced friction.
  • Collagen dressings: Although it is one of the costliest wound dressings. It promotes rapid tissue repair by aiding proliferation, and new blood vessel growth and removes necrotic tissues from the wound.
  • Foam dressings: This type of dressing optimizes comfort at the wound site, they are nonsticky. They provide non-occlusive wound care in patients with injuries like burns, chronic ulcers, and skin grafts. It typically requires an additional form of dressing to be secured in place so it is unsuitable for infected wounds.
  • Hydrogel dressings: These types of dressings are used to cover painful wounds with fluid that exudates. It can handle tender and sensitive wounds providing relief and also protects against any infection caused to the wound area optimizing the healing process of the wound.
  • Hydrocolloid dressings: These forms of wound dressing are used to exudate moisture from the wound area. They are highly absorbent and can minimize bacterial infection surrounding the wound.
  • Alginate dressings: Alginate dressing is an absorbent dressing material that forms a water-loving gel that is also non-adherent and promotes rapid absorption. Be cautious though excessive moisture absorption might lead to wound dehydration.

Why use RehabPulse for Wound Dressing?

Every wound dressing has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to medical treatments. A lot of professionals ought to see which one works best for them.
At RehabPulse, we have a variety of dressings to serve a variety of functions – from varied materials, lengths, widths, thickness, and more. Your doctor can help you determine the most appropriate dressing after a specific medical procedure. Our experts at RehabPulse are available to advise on the best products to buy for at-home healthcare.

Insurance and RehabPulse.

The RehabPulseClaim.com platform offers an end-to-end solution for insurance coverage and claims for DME items. At RehabPulse, we take the hassle out of making an insurance claim, and our friendly team will walk you through the procedure from the comfort of your own home.

RehabPulseClaim.com is the world's first online marketplace for DME products with an integrated Medicare program, making it simple to file insurance claims. Traditional claims processes are automated to expedite claiming, verifications, paying, purchasing, and delivering your DME product to your desired location.

Additionally, we offer the White glove delivery service, which means we will deliver the product personally, unpack and assemble it, remove any old packaging so you don't have to, as well as provide a demonstration or tutorial on how to use the product.

RehabPulse is a one-stop-shop for all DME products and services. The experts at RehabPulse can save you weeks of debating the pros and cons of different wound healing solutions.

Contact us now at 1-877-234-2018 for more information.