absorptive dressingA dressing used to absorb draining serum, mucus, and sundry fluids from a wound.
Pads with non-adherent contact layers with highly absorbent layers of fibres—e.g., cellulose, cotton, or rayon—that gel when in contact with the draining liquid; adhesive border dressings with absorbent middle-contact layers; simple absorbent cover dressings.
Best for wounds with moderate to heavy exudate.
May saturate easily, setting up the wound for maceration and sloughing.
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absorptive dressingWound care A dressing designed to absorb drainage from a wound
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