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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.

pres·sure dress·ing

a dressing by which pressure is exerted on the area covered to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in the treatment of burns.

pressure dressing

a bandage or cloth material firmly applied to exert pressure to stop bleeding, prevent edema, and provide support for varicose veins. It also is commonly used in the treatment of burns and after skin grafting.
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Pressure dressing

pressure dressing

 A misnomer for an occlusive, pressureless wound dressing that stabilizes and partially immobilizes a region of skin; PDs are used for burns

pres·sure dress·ing

(presh'ŭr dres'ing)
A dressing by which pressure is exerted on the area covered to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in the treatment of burns.

pres·sure dress·ing

(presh'ŭr dres'ing)
A dressing by which pressure is exerted on the covered area to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues.
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The use of anticholinergics as antisialogogues, alone or in combination with pressure dressings, has been reported in the treatment of parotid gland fistulae.
31) This study compared BleedArrest against a standard pressure dressing control in a porcine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage.
The QCG performed significantly better than standard pressure dressing control group indicating that the agent is effective in the presence of hemodilution.
This Phase II, randomized, open label study will: conduct a controlled comparative study of the effectiveness of subatmospheric pressure dressing (SPD) in healing pressure ulcers vs conventional saline wet-to-moist dressing techniques; establish indications and contraindications in using SPD to treat pressure ulcers; and develop a noninvasive, clinically usable optical digitizer to measure wound geometry.
A pressure dressing was applied, and the patient was counseled against performing further Valsalva maneuvers.
For the past several years, we have been routinely using a fibrin sealant at the conclusion of our thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies in order to achieve hemostasis, to avoid the need for a drain or pressure dressing, and to shorten the length of hospital stay.
Despite conservative treatment (bed rest, pressure dressing, and cough suppressants), the surgical emphysema expanded, and by the following day, it involved the right supraclavicular area.
The first phase focused on basic combat medical skills such as determining responsiveness, applying pressure dressings, applying tourniquets, and selecting types of litter carries for casualty evacuation.
Over the two days, Andrews presented three very interesting and relevant case studies, highlighting the complex management of stomas and wounds, necessitating the use of negative pressure dressings.
Have a group of worker bees search for heavy extremity bleeding and apply pressure dressings or tourniquets.
Winfield pulled off the two T-shirts he was wearing under his desert camouflage uniform jacket to use as pressure dressings until a combat-lifesaver pack arrived.

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