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