In the mid-1980s the first modern wound dressings were introduced which delivered important characteristics of an ideal wound dressing: moisture keeping and absorbing (e.g.
Foam dressings feature the following general performance properties and attributes: • Helps maintain moist wound environment • Protects wound and periwound area against trauma • Easy to apply and remove • May be used under compression • Conformable • Can be used with topical agents or enzymatic debriders • Non-linting • Nonadherent • Allows for atraumatic removal • Semipermeable • Provides thermal insulation for the wound • Wear time of 1 to 7 days depending on amount of exudate Foam dressings are indicated for use as primary or secondary dressings for minimally to heavily exudating partial- and full-thickness wounds such as stage II-IV pressure ulcers, surgical wounds and dermal ulcers.
Capillary action gives Drawtex its ability to move wound exudate and wound debris into the porous material of the dressing. The structure of the Drawtex dressing and its three mechanisms of action (capillary, hydroconductive and electrostatic) ensure that the exudate is drawn out and dispersed into the dressing. Does Drawtex support the moisture environment of the wound?
With the small pores acting as capillaries, intermolecular attractive forces between the exudate and solid surfaces of the wound dressing allow the exudate to be drawn upward against the force of gravity. Drawtex is not a solid dressing, so it has air permeability when dry. In which stage of wound healing is it possible to apply Drawtex? Drawtex can be used in all stages of wound healing; however, it is highly successful when used as a first-line dressing (meaning as early as possible).
The absorption capability depends on thickness and composition of the specific dressing.
The area in contact with the wound surface is nonadherent for easy, atraumatic removal.Kendall™ Transparent Film Dressings Kendall™ transparent film dressings consist of a thin polymer film coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive, which is ideal for I.