protective dressing

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


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.

protective dressing

A dressing applied for the purpose of preventing injury or infection to the treated part.
See also: dressing

pro·tec·tive dress·ing

(prŏ-tektiv dresing)
A covering to shield an area from injury or trauma.
References in periodicals archive ?
transparent film dressings and skin sealants), and protective dressings (i.
based in Tenafly, New Jersey is a privately held marketer, manufacturer and developer of specialty medical textile dressing products including compression wound care and support bandages, tubular retention bandages, and protective dressings that are utilized in long term and home care settings.