occlusive dressing


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oc·clu·sive dress·ing

a dressing that hermetically seals a wound.

occlusive dressing

a dressing that prevents air from reaching a wound or lesion and that retains moisture, heat, body fluids, and medication. It may consist of a sheet of thin plastic affixed with transparent tape.

occlusive dressing

Wound care A dressing that seals a wound to preventing contact with air or moisture

oc·clu·sive dress·ing

(ŏ-klū'siv dres'ing)
Bandage that hermetically seals a wound.

dressing

1. any of various materials used for covering and protecting a wound. A pressure dressing is used for maintaining constant pressure, as in the control of bleeding. A protective dressing is applied to shield a part from injury or from septic infection.
2. of a carcass of meat see carcass dressing.

biological dressing
skin grafts.
dry dressing
support and pressure bandages not applied to moist wounds.
occlusive dressing
plastic film placed over medication that has been applied to the skin enhances absorption by trapping moisture, raising skin temperature and concentrating the medication.
dressing percentage
see carcass yield.
wet dressing
soaking of a bulky dressing to aid in cleansing, drainage and débridement of a wound. May be applied intermittently or continuously.

occlusive

pertaining to or effecting occlusion.

occlusive dressing
1. a surgical dressing applied to close off an aperture, e.g. a trephine opening into a maxillary sinus.
2. a dressing used on the skin that retains moisture and heat while increasing the concentration and absorption of medication being applied.
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The occlusive dressing, on the other hand, enables the body to essentially fight its own battle.
Once the hemostasis band has been deflated fully and no bleeding has occurred, the band can be removed and an occlusive dressing applied.
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The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices further recommends that persons who cannot avoid care of unimmunized patients in the 3 weeks following vaccination may further reduce the risk of secondary transmission by using an occlusive dressing such as OpSite.