Medical gauze guide, provided by Express Medical Supply

2021-11-12 07:43:35 By : Ms. Inna Fan

Express Medical Supply's Medical Gauze Guide

Gauze is a versatile fabric, and medical gauze is specially used for wound care. Gauze pads, bandage rolls and other medical dressings all take advantage of the high water absorption of gauze. It is a multifunctional product that can be used alone or saturated with petroleum like Xeroform. When it comes to medical gauze, you will have many options, so it is best to ask your doctor for advice. If you use medical gauze to treat open wounds, you should make sure to use sterile gauze. It is important to keep the wound clean, and the best way is to use sterile medical supplies. Switching from regular nitrile gloves to using sterile gloves can reserve a sterile area for your wound. Your medical supply store should have many types of gauze to choose from, such as sterile gauze pads, bandage rolls, nitrile gloves, and wound cleaners. All of these can help you avoid infection.

There are two main types of medical gauze:

The woven gauze uses a loose open weave. The loose nature of the braid allows fluid from the wound to be absorbed into the fibers. Open weaving helps wound fluid pass through the gauze and be absorbed by other more absorbent dressings such as gauze pads or sponges. The woven gauze cannot be cut, and the cotton material will start to fall apart because it is woven. Debris or lint may be lost in the wound, delaying healing. Woven gauze is a universal gauze used as a secondary dressing. It should not be used directly on wounds, as it will dry out the wound, which will make the dressing removal painful and will damage any newly healed tissue.

Non-woven fabrics are made of fibers similar to woven fabrics, but they are not woven, they are pressed together and coagulated. This tight pattern helps the non-woven gauze absorb more wound fluid, which actually means it increases the overall absorption capacity. Compared with traditional woven gauze, non-woven gauze has less loose fluff, which means there are fewer gauze fragments left in the wound. Those small pieces of fluff and lint can cause problems because any type of debris in the wound can delay healing. Nonwoven fibers are usually made of polyester or rayon, and sometimes they are a mixture of the two. This kind of gauze is often more durable and more comfortable than woven gauze pads. Non-woven gauze can be used as the main dressing.

Different styles of medical gauze:

These gauze dressings are coated or impregnated with medicinal materials, such as petrolatum, and they are used because they do not stick to the wound. They are also an occlusive dressing, which means that the dressing prevents air from reaching the wound. This will protect the wound from bacteria and help the medication stay in place.

For fixing other wound dressings, gauze rolls can be wrapped around the body and fixed with medical tape. They are also used to fill the injured area to increase comfort and protect soft wounds. Most gauze rolls are not very absorbent, which is why they are usually secondary dressings. Comfortable padding and protect soft wounds. The gauze roll can be cotton, elastic or a mixture of nylon and latex, and the pattern is often dried with wrinkled woven pile. Most gauze rolls will not excessively absorb water.

Gauze pad is also called gauze sponge, these two words can be used interchangeably, gauze sponge is not more water-absorbing, just another name for gauze pad. The gauze pad is folded into a square, and then these layers are called "layers". The number of layers is the number of layers produced by the folded gauze, such as 8 layers or 12 layers. The higher the number of layers, the thicker the gauze block, because it will have more layers. There are two types of gauze pads: sterile and non-sterile. If gauze pads are to be used for wound care, sterile is preferred. The gauze pad can be woven or non-woven, and can come in a variety of sizes. A typical open gauze helps absorb wound fluid and helps clean dead tissue on the skin. A pad like this can be made of a variety of materials, and your medical professional will be able to tell you which gauze pad you need for the wound. Common sizes are 2" x 2", 3" x 3" and 4" x 4".

Definition of sterility: In wound care, sterility refers to products that are individually packaged and contain no dirt, bacteria or other living microorganisms. It is a completely clean product that can be used to treat open wounds. Non-sterile wound dressings or medical gauze should not be used for open wounds. They can be used to cushion bruises or other types of closed wounds. The sterile gauze will be packaged to prevent the contents from being exposed to the outer surface or dirt. If you want to be as sterile as possible before applying sterile gauze to the wound, then you need to create a sterile field. Put on sterile gloves and handle the gauze with clean hands. If you need to put the gauze down before applying it to the wound, just put it on a new sterile cloth sheet. Once the sterile dressing comes into contact with the non-sterile surface, it is no longer sterile. Changing wound dressings requires patience and attention to detail, which is why unless your doctor instructs you how to do it, you should give it to a medical professional. Certain types of wounds require special care and may also require specific types of gauze. Wounds can become infected, which not only delays healing, but also causes fever and illness. If you notice any of the following signs of infection, please seek medical help and advice immediately.

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