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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.

pres·sure dress·ing

a dressing by which pressure is exerted on the area covered to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in the treatment of burns.

pressure dressing

a bandage or cloth material firmly applied to exert pressure to stop bleeding, prevent edema, and provide support for varicose veins. It also is commonly used in the treatment of burns and after skin grafting.
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Pressure dressing

pressure dressing

 A misnomer for an occlusive, pressureless wound dressing that stabilizes and partially immobilizes a region of skin; PDs are used for burns

pres·sure dress·ing

(presh'ŭr dres'ing)
A dressing by which pressure is exerted on the area covered to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in the treatment of burns.

pres·sure dress·ing

(presh'ŭr dres'ing)
A dressing by which pressure is exerted on the covered area to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues.
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Evidently, one has to be extremely cautious not to push the bleeding intracranially or to dislocate the bony flap by applying the pressure dressing.
Pressure dressings are intended to compress the leaking chyle vessel and allow time for closure.
Wongworawat MD, Schnall SB, Holtom PD et al 2003 Negative pressure dressings as an alternative technique for the treatment of infected wounds Clinical Orthopaedic Related Research (414) 45-8
31) This study compared BleedArrest against a standard pressure dressing control in a porcine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage.
The pressure dressing was removed 48 hours later, and the drain was removed 72 hours later; this was possible because the amount of drainage was less than 15 ml in a 24-hour period.
The QCG performed significantly better than standard pressure dressing control group indicating that the agent is effective in the presence of hemodilution.
When a hematoma develops, direct pressure is held 1 to 2 cm above the puncture site until hemostasis is secured and a pressure dressing is then applied.
Cranial Doppler studies revealed good blood flow with the pressure dressing in place at admission.
A controlled subatmospheric pressure dressing increases the rate of skin graft donor site reepithelialization.
Staff then tried pressure dressing on the penis that was in place for two weeks "but release of pressure caused immediate recurrence of priapism".
In already secure situations without ongoing combat, a tourniquet is used if the application of a pressure dressing or hemostatic bandage has failed to control the hemorrhage.

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