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What is a non-adherent dressing? Non-adherent dressings are specially constructed to not stick to a healing wound. Non-adherent bandages help dec ... [read more]
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Telfa - Non Adherent Dressing

  • One Telfa dressing per pack
  • Available with adhesive or nonadhesive border
  • "Ouchless" Telfa wound dressing won't stick to wounds
From $8.93

Covidien Xeroform - Sterile Petrolatum Gauze Dressing

  • Bacteriostatic protection helps to control wound odor
  • Occlusive dressing that protects wounds and has an air and water tight seal.
  • Ideal for abrasions, wounds with light to medium exudate, first and second degree burns, surigical incisions, and lacerations
  • Non-adherent
From $32.91

SouthWest Medical - Elasto-Gel Wound Dressing

  • Reduces odor
  • Cools and soothes
  • Moves with the patient
  • Elasto-Gel wound dressing will not dry out or stick to wounds
  • Hydrogel composition inhibits bacterial growth and helps speed healing
From $26.31

SouthWest Medical - Elasto-Gel Toe-Aid Dressing

  • Promotes a moist wound environment
  • Inhibits bacterial and fungus growth
  • Unique T-shape design
  • Absorbent hypoallergenic tape
  • Water-resistant
  • Made in the USA
From $11.49

ProAdvantage - Sterile Non-Adherent Pads

  • Great for lightly draining wounds
  • Cushioned support without sticking to wound
  • Allows air circulation
From $8.28

DeRoyal Covaderm Plus - Wound Dressing

  • Multilayer adhesive dressing barrier
  • Absorbent layer wicks away drainage
  • Non-adherent layer protects fragile forming tissue
  • Polyurethane layer allows water to escape while protecting site from contaminants
From $14.34

3M Medipore + Pad - Wound Dressings

  • Convenient, all-in-one wound dressing
  • Wound dressing flexes with movement
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Porous and breathable
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Self-adhesive
From $22.30

Systagenix Adaptic - Non-Adhering Dressing

  • Does not adhere to wounds
  • Ideal for most draining wounds
  • Helps prevent pooling of liquid around wound
From $31.37

Systagenix Promogran Prisma Ag - Matrix Dressing

  • Helps to "kick start" the healing process
  • Soft and conforms to the wound and skin
  • Provides protection from infection
From $15.15

Molnlycke Mepore - Self-Adhesive Dressing Pad

  • Repels water
  • Air-permeable
  • Intended for low to moderate exuding wounds
  • Rectangular shape perfect for surgical wounds
From $20.03

Systagenix Promogran - Matrix Dressing

  • Works fast and is cost effective
  • Provides the optimal wound healing environment
  • Aids in a fast healing process
From $18.55

Telfa - Adhesive Island Dressing

  • DEHP free
  • Made in USA
  • Seals on all four sides
  • Non-adherent Telfa dressing
  • All-in-one wound dressing
  • Conforms easily around wounds for better fit
From $8.45

Telfa - Adhesive Dressing

  • Individually wrapped
  • Two adhesive edges
  • Absorbent cotton gauze material
  • Non-adherent film
From $25.92

Medline - Bordered Gauze Adhesive Island Dressing

  • Latex free
  • Sterile
  • Soft gauze pad with adhesive border
  • Use as a primary or secondary dressing
From $19.83

Polyderm GTL Silicone Foam Non-Bordered Wound Dressing

  • No border, sterile dressing
  • Ideal for patients with sensitive or fragile skin
  • 10 per box, Case of 3 boxes (30)
  • Available in 2" x 2" and 4" x 5"
From $33.54

What is a non-adherent dressing?

Non-adherent dressings are specially constructed to not stick to a healing wound. Non-adherent bandages help decrease skin damage and can be placed directly on the wound site.

Additional Information

Because non-adherent dressings don't stick to the wound, the risk of damaging newly formed tissue is much lower. It also minimizes pain associated with changing bandages. Another benefit of non-adherent dressings is that they do not leave any residue behind when they are removed. They can be used on a variety of wound types such as ulcers, partial thickness burns, and post-operative wounds. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions when choosing a wound dressing.

Many non-adherent dressings are made from gauze and have a poly film on the contact layer. This film keeps the dressing from adhering to the wound bed. Some non-adherent bandages are also impregnated with ingredients like petrolatum or hydrogel. Petrolatum is designed to keep the wound bed moist and help it heal. Hydrogel helps relieve wound pain and reduces bacterial growth.

Express Medical Supply carries non-adherent dressings with and without adhesive borders. A dressing with an adhesive border is also known as an island dressing. If you are going to use an island dressing, be sure that the absorbent pad is large enough to cover the entire wound and that the adhesive border does not touch any part of the wound. If you are using a dressing without an adhesive border, you will need to apply a secondary dressing on top to hold the primary dressing in place. When it comes to secondary dressings, you can choose one that is absorbent or non-absorbent. The benefit of an absorbent secondary dressing is that it can absorb exudate that might miss the mesh of the primary dressing. If you do not need additional absorption, medical tape or a bandage wrap are great options.

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