hydrocolloid dressing


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dressing

 [dres´ing]
1. any of various materials used for covering and protecting a wound.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as choosing, putting on, and removing clothes for a person who cannot do this for himself or herself.
biologic dressing one used in treatment of a burn or other large denuded area of skin to prevent infection and fluid loss; it may consist of synthetic material or a xenograft, allograft, or autograft
hydrocolloid dressing wafers or granules containing particles that interact with wound exudate to absorb the exudate by forming a gel.
pressure dressing one by which pressure is exerted on the covered area to prevent collection of fluids in underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in treatment of burns.
protective dressing a light dressing to prevent exposure to injury or infection.

hydrocolloid dressing

Wound care An occlusive and adhesive wafer dressing for moderate amounts of exudate

hydrocolloid dressing

A flexible dressing made of an adhesive, gumlike (hydrocolloid) material such as karaya or pectin covered with a water-resistant film. The dressing keeps the wound surface moist, but, because it excludes air, it may promote anaerobic bacterial growth. It should not be used on wounds that are, or are suspected to be, infected. The directions that come with the dressing should be followed.
See: Dressings: Hydrocolloid
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Treatment using a hydrocolloid dressing and its influence on the life quality a patient has.
In group A gauze dressing was applied while in group B hydrocolloid dressing was used as dressing material.
In a study conducted by Xakellis and Chrischilles, [15] healing rates were only slightly better for hydrocolloid dressings (9 days) than for wet saline gauze dressings (11 days), but there was a significant difference in median total cost: $25.
If the wound is kept moist, the proteolytic enzymes not only destroy fibrin, but one hydrocolloid dressing has been shown to be able to dissolve these clots.
Hydrocolloid dressings are moderately absorbent and hydrate the wound surface by interacting with the wound fluid to form a gel-like substance.
Adhesives used in hydrocolloid dressings are different from other dressings.
Plus, moistened gauze is much cheaper in the short term than the hydrocolloid dressings and vacuums that suck out wound fluid.
The polyurethane and hydrocolloid dressings are most useful overall.
Some of the commonly used combination dressings are silver alginate dressings, silver collagen dressings, collagen hydrocolloid dressings, and collagen and foam dressings.
I had seen wound-care products such as hydrocolloid dressings but didn't know very much about using them.