Band-Aid


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Band-Aid

(bănd′ād′)
A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in figurative uses: "True welfare reform is being bypassed for Band-Aid solutions" (Los Angeles Times)."These measures are mere Band-Aids" (U.S. News & World Report).
A trademark for a brand of bandages that has become a genericised term for any sterile adhesive plastic strip/gauze combination used to cover minor cuts or abrasions

Vox populi adjective Referring to a temporary solution for a problem that is best addressed elsewhere
Military medicine noun A popular term for a medical corpsman
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The band-aid solutions as a formal policy go beyond children.
"I remember picking out a colorful Band-Aid and receiving a giant Dora doll," Rachel said.
There was laughter as Harry turned to LA-born Ms Markle and explained that the British public call Band-Aids plasters.
The free Band-Aid Magic Vision app for iPhones and iPads works with Band-Aids bearing the likeness of the Muppets--the brand has a history of using licensed characters such as Barbie and Spider-Man to appeal to children.
First wounds are cleaned with Savlon / Betadine and washed with saline haemostasis secured, Benzion is applied on both sides of the wound and is allowed to dry so that the Band-Aid will be held firmly in place for longer duration.
It is quite possible that despite the company's best efforts, the term "TiVo" may be destined for "Band-Aid" status anyway.
All 20 patients preferred the malleable ear dressing to a traditional Band-Aid. Specific patients' comments included, "The dressing provided support for the ear [and protected it] from bumps and brushes," "It stayed on, even through a shower," "[It] looked better than a Band-Aid," "[It provided] protection from dirt and debris," and "It was easy to remove." Another described it as "low maintenance."
"If you don't change from within, any other change is a temporary Band-Aid approach.
The problem with most compliance labeling programs is they start with a band-aid solution for a single specific customer.
Medical waste includes band-aid wrappers, used tissues, syringes and medication cups.
He said he could not apply what he termed "Band-Aid solutions" just to please some certain persons or sectors.
Johnson & Johnson's Band-Aid brand, for example, recently introduced an iPhone app designed to "entertain away the hurt" of a child's minor cut or scrape.