The Features of Bordered Foam Dressings and their Benefits
Bordered foam dressings have many benefits because of their unique features. They include:
- They seal wounds completely: Bordered foam dressings separate the wound area entirely from the external environment. Their design incorporates a Safetac interface that seals the wound edges to prevent exudate from leaking into the surrounding skin, thereby reducing the risk of maceration. Furthermore, bordered foam wound dressings reduce the risk of further injury to the wound or surrounding skin and pain for the patient during dressing changes .
- They have an excellent absorbent ability: Because of their unique foam structure and layered nature, bordered foam dressings can manage more exudate than other standard wound dressings . When used to treat discharging wounds, the foam pad protects the skin around the wound area by soaking up any exudate that could otherwise seep back in. The exudate is dispersed across a large region within the retention layer by the nonwoven spreading layer. The exudate is kept in the retention layer, which contains superabsorbent materials. This lowers the risk of leakage and skin erosion.
- They prevent wound contamination and infection: Bordered foam dressing keeps wounds sterile, fostering wound healing. These dressings have a backing film layer that prevents most germs and viruses from accessing wounds. They are also extraordinarily breathable yet showerproof, allowing for more extended wear.
Indications For Bordered Foam Dressings
If you are at crossroads concerning the wound care product to use for your injury, choose bordered foam dressing. This dressing is highly flexible and beneficial for the management of many injuries, including;
- Surgical cuts
- Leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Blisters, etc.
How to Apply Bordered Foam Dressings To Wounds
It's easy to treat your wounds with bordered foam wound dressings. If you follow the manufacturer's recommendations, there shouldn't be any problems. Follow these instructions to ensure that these dressings are put on your wounds correctly.
- Clean the wound and the skin around it with a saline solution or a disinfectant.
- Get rid of extra moisture by patting the wound dry. Since bordered foam dressings stick best to clean, dry skin, the area around the wound should be clean, dry, and free of any creams.
- Take the dressing out of the package and throw away the plastic wrap.
- Put the sticky side of the pad on the wound and secure it on the skin by applying a bit of pressure. Don't stretch the dressing when you put it on.
Bordered foam wound dressings are highly versatile wound care products and help treat many types of injuries.
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