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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Vacuum-Assisted Hydrocolloid Dressing is an efficient and overall cost-effective method in management of chronic ulcers.
amoxicillin clavulanate * Radiographic film/ hydrocolloid dressing applied to propatagium 8 0 2 * General anesthetic, debridement and flushing on 2 occasions * Foam neck collar.
Caption: Figure 1: SEM photograph of (a) the upper surface, (b) lower surface, and (c) cross section of a hydrocolloid dressing; (d) the upper surface, (e) lower surface, and (f) cross section of hydrocolloid with a foam layer dressing; (g) the upper surface, (h) lower surface, and (I) cross section of a calcium alginate dressing; (j) the upper surface, (k) lower surface, and (l) cross section of a calcium sodium alginate dressing; (m) the upper surface, (n) lower surface, and (o) cross section of foam with a polyurethane film layer dressing; (p) the upper surface, (q) lower surface, and (r) cross section of foam with a hydrogel and polyurethane film layer dressing.
Given that uncertainty prevails about the benefit of using skin dressings in preventing PU, the aim of our study was to estimate the association between exposure to using hydrocolloid dressings plus conventional care (HD+CC) compared to using only conventional care (CC) and PU incidence in adult patients, evaluated with high risk for pressure ulcer, included in the skin care program in a tier IV hospital through a retrospective study.
Treatment using a hydrocolloid dressing and its influence on the life quality a patient has.
Chi square test was used to compare the wound infection following use of gauze dressing (group A) and hydrocolloid dressing (group B).
Fibrin cuff lysis in chronic venous ulcers treated with a hydrocolloid dressing. Int J Dermatol 1993; 32:304-6.
For example, in a controlled study of 124 shave biopsies, 31% of wounds treated with the hydrocolloid dressing Duoderm were healed after seven days, compared with only 12% of those treated with a topical antibiotic ointment and conventional dressing.|24~
Hydrocolloid dressings are moderately absorbent and hydrate the wound surface by interacting with the wound fluid to form a gel-like substance.
Limited Tenders are invited for Dressing Wound Care Occlusive And Hydrocolloid Dressing With Flexible Foam Padding Of Optimum Healing 20Cm X 20Cm (Box Of 3)
Contract Awarded for Supply of 350 Boxes, Wound dressing, triple hydrocolloid dressing thin with gelatin and sodium, 5x20cm, (Box/10).