Wounds heal faster, with less pain and less scarring, in a moist environment. Advanced wound dressings work by hydration, adding moisture to the wound bed, or by absorption, absorbing drainage thereby keeping the wound bed moist. Choose dressings according to the characteristics of the wound.
Hydrocol® II is a family of sterile hydrocolloid wound dressings formulated to provide a moist environment conducive to wound healing. The Hydrocol® II line includes Hydrocol® II, Hydrocol® II Sacral and Hydrocol® II Thin. Hydrocol® II’s unique formulation allows most of the gel – including the absorbed exudate and debris – to come out of the wound with the removal of the dressing. Hydrocol® II leaves minimal residue in the wound and may be removed without damaging newly-formed tissue.
Hydrofera Blue Bacteriostatic Foam Dressing is a sterile absorptive foam dressing made of Hydrofera Bacteriostatic (PVA) polivinyl alcohol sponge, Methylene Blue and Crystal Violet for use in local wound management such as: pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, radiation burns, post-surgical incisions and other external wounds caused by trauma.
Let’s face it; most of us have been burned before. From simple sunburn to touching a hot pot on the stove, almost everyone has been a victim of a minor burn. About 500,000 people receive treatment for minor burn injuries every year. Children are particularly at risk of getting burned accidentally. Most burns are mild and the severity of the burn depends on the number of skin layers affected.
Nursing home residents who are unable to re-position themselves while in bed often develop Pressure Ulcers or bed sores. This is an injury to the skin which is caused by constant pressure over a bony area which reduces the blood supply to the area. These residents require special care because pressure ulcers can be painful and the broken skin can also allow infection into the body. If untreated, pressure ulcers can deepen and even expose the bone.