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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Eighty-four percent of respondents reported that the only adverse events from vaccination were related to the skin irritation caused by the occlusive dressings worn over the vaccination lesion.
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If available, use a self-adhesive occlusive dressing that has an included one-way valve.
Semipermeable occlusive dressings (several are on the market) are cumbersome to use because they are difficult to apply and keep in place.
The viral barrier properties of some occlusive dressings and their role in infection control.
A proper occlusive dressing maintains a secure seal.
Another occlusive dressing was applied before patient discharge.
Lack of an air occlusive dressing may have led to this patient's devastating air embolism and eventual death.
It includes Trendelenburg positioning, catheter removal at end-inspiration while holding pressure over the SC tunnel, and application of an occlusive dressing that remains in place for 24 hours.
The occlusive dressing, on the other hand, enables the body to essentially fight its own battle.
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.
All subjects received all treatments under an occlusive dressing in the selected treatment area: CRx-191 low dose (0.