3M Coban bandage wraps are compression wraps that are made of a non-woven, breathable material that adheres to itself. The material is lightweight and water resistant. Coban will not adhere to skin or hair. It does not require any pins, clips, or tape to be kept in place. Although coban wraps are slip resistant, they can be undone and adjusted if necessary. Coban is frequently used to support a strained muscle or a sprained joint. The wraps are also used to secure non-adherent bandages to the body. There are many different colors and widths to choose from. We also carry a latex free variety for those with skin sensitivities.
Coban wraps are also used to keep Sterile Gauze in place. Gauze is used to absorb exudate from wounds and to protect incisions. The material is designed so that it will not adhere to the wound. We carry medical gauze in different formats, such as sponges and rolls. Gauze sponges are pre-cut squares of gauze that are available in different sizes. These sponges absorb more fluid than a traditional bandage. A gauze roll is one long, continuous piece of gauze that can be used to wrap around a limb, secure a splint, or apply pressure to a wound. Sterile gauze is a staple item for a first aid kit.
Wound Dressings without an adhesive border are often used by those with adhesive sensitivities. A Coban wrap doesn't contain any adhesive, but the unique material will hold wound dressings in place. In general, a wound dressing is designed to protect a cut or burn and help heal the surrounding skin. It absorbs exudate while also keeping the wound moist. Wound dressings shield the injury from debris, helping to prevent infection. Padded dressings are also available, which contain foam to cushion pressure ulcers. It is important consult a doctor on which wound dressing is best for you.
If you use an indwelling Foley Catheter, the tubing can be secured to your leg using a Coban wrap. After inserting the balloon catheter, it is anchored to the thigh using a medical tube holder. The end of the catheter attaches to the tubing via a connector. The catheter tubing runs down the length of the user's leg and allows urine to flow into the drainage bag. Wrapping a piece of Coban around the leg and catheter tubing can prevent the tubing from pulling or kinking. The tubing is also less likely to get caught on objects when it is close to the leg.
Andover Coflex Tape works very similarly to a Coban bandage. Although Coflex is referred to as a "tape", it is adhesive-free. It works similarly to tape by holding items like wound dressings or an IV in place. Coflex bandage wraps are also used to increase circulation and provide light compression to swollen areas of the body. The soft, stretchy material sticks to itself without the need for any fasteners. Coflex provides a secure hold, yet can easily be removed. It can also be torn by hand, so scissors are not needed.