1-800-633-2139

Shop Categories

ABD Pad

Picture for category ABD Pad
What is an ABD pad? An ABD pad is a gauze dressing that absorbs fluid from large or heavily draining wounds. Although these dressings were origin ... [read more]
Save on medical supplies through Monday!

AMD Ritmed - Sterile ABD Pads

1652
  • Individually wrapped
  • Highly absorbent cotton gauze pad
  • Versatile multi-purpose stretch cotton bandage
From $5.12

Covidien Curity - Sterile Abdominal Pad

1851
  • Highly absorbent wound dressing
  • Sealed edges to prevent leakage and lint residue
  • Individually wrapped and available in three sizes
  • Wet proof barrier
From $6.07
Description

What is an ABD pad?

An ABD pad is a gauze dressing that absorbs fluid from large or heavily draining wounds. Although these dressings were originally designed to be used on the abdomen, they are suitable for other areas of the body as well.


What does ABD pad stand for?

ABD stands for "Army Battle Dressing." These bandages were developed for soldiers who were wounded during military combat.


Additional Information

ABD pads are made from highly absorbent layers of non-woven material that wicks moisture away from the wound. These abdominal pads have a fluff filler that pulls fluid deep into the dressing to prevent maceration. The sealed edges and backing help eliminate fluid from seeping through the bandage. ABD pads can be used as a primary dressing or a secondary dressing if extra absorption is needed. They are commonly used to dress burns, post-surgery incisions, and other heavily exuding wounds.

ABD pads do not typically have an adhesive border, so they will need to be held in place with a secondary dressing. There are a few options of secondary dressings to choose from, such as a Coban wrap or a gauze bandage. Both of these medical bandages hold dressings in place without the use of adhesive, making them ideal for people with delicate skin or adhesive allergies.

Filter Category

Filter by:

Clear All
Close