There are unavoidable injuries in life. We usually deal with some small wounds by ourselves. There are 8 commonly medical consumables that we do with wound care.
1. Medical Gauze
It mainly used to bandage wounds and clean up blood stains from wounds. Wrapping the wound with gauze to prevent the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms from outside and cause infection, and it can keep the wound moist and not be air-dried. The gauze is also breathable and helps wound healing. The medical gauze used for wound dressing must be sterilized, so as to protect the wound from infection. Pay attention to the tightness when dressing. It should not be too tight. Airtightness will worsen the wound. If it is too loose, dust or other foreign objects will enter the wound, which is not conducive to wound healing and recovery.
2. Medical Tape
Medical tape is mainly used to bandage wounds and is generally used with gauze, cotton balls, medical dressings, etc., for adhesive fixation after wound bandaging. The medical tape has the advantages of no skin allergy, good air permeability, non-staining of the skin, and long-lasting stickiness.
3. Gauze Bandage
Gauze bandages are gauze bands used to wrap wounds or affected areas. They are common medical supplies. There are many different types and methods of dressing. You need to choose the appropriate type and method of dressing according to the injured part.
Band-aid is a long tape with medicated gauze attached in the middle to protect the wound, stop bleeding temporarily, resist bacterial regeneration, and prevent re-damage of the wound. It is generally used for small wounds and it is the most commonly used medical product in daily life.
5. Medical Cotton Swab
Medical cotton swabs are made of medical absorbent cotton and natural birch wood. They are mainly used to disinfect patients’ skin, wounds clean, and apply medicine.
6. Alcohol Pad
A disposable alcohol pad is used for wound cleaning. It contains 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, which has a bactericidal effect.
7. Povidone-iodine Pad
Disposable povidone-iodine pads are used for wound disinfection like alcohol cotton pads, but their disinfection effect is better, and the pain and stimulation of wounds is lower than alcohol pads.
8. Medical Absorbent Cotton
Medical absorbent cotton refers to cotton that has been chemically treated to remove fat. It is made from raw cotton by removing impurities, degreasing, bleaching, washing, drying, and finishing. It is easier to absorb liquid than ordinary cotton. Used to absorb liquid spilled from wounds.