Aquacel surgical dressing is a protective bandage designed to block bacteria from entering the wound and retain fluid better than gauze would. Aquacel silver wound dressing is another type of bandage with hydrofiber material that contains silver to kill infection within 30 mintues of application and prevent further damage. An Aqucel bandage is ideal to use on burns, incisions, ulcers, and infected wounds. The wound dressings and bandages are available with or without adhesive. The Aquacel foam adhesive creates a waterproof barrier that protects the wound during bathing.
There are several types of adhesive medical tape that can be used to hold non-adhesive surgical dressings or gauze in place. We carry paper medical tape and cloth medical tape, both of which use a hypoallergenic adhesive that is gentle and easy to remove. This medical tape for sensitive skin protects the wound while also allowing air to reach the wound, creating an optimal healing environment. If you're looking for waterproof bandage tape, plastic medical tape and zinc oxide tape are both great options.
Using a dermal wound cleanser is another essential step to take before applying wound dressings. This saline solution for cleaning wounds helps disinfect the area and prevents infection. Using an antimicrobial wound cleanser also helps speed up healing. The antiseptic wound cleanser comes in an easy to use spray bottle so that you do not have to touch the wound and risk further contamination.
When applying any type of bandage or adhesive to the skin, it is important to first use skin prep wipes. Skin prep spray and skin prep pads remove residue and make bandages and appliances better adhere to the skin. They create a protective skin barrier to repel irritants while still allowing skin to breathe. There are no-sting skin prep formulas available for those with sensitivities. For additional information, please read our blog on how to use skin prep.