Alginate wound dressings or bandages are a natural wound dressing derived from different types of algae and seaweeds. Alginate dressing are most helpful on wounds that have a lot of exudate, such as full-thickness burns, surgical wounds and chronic ulcers. The alginate dressing can be combined with other types of dressings to achieve different effects and are available in several sizes. Their unique properties allow them to be used on a variety of wound care patients.
Express Medical Supply carries a variety of wound dressings, include foam dressings, which are available in adhesive and non-adhesive. Foam dressings are absorptive. This makes them ideal for moderate to heavy exudate production. Hydrocolloid wound dressings are a form of occlusive dressing. Made with a waxy coating, hydrocolloid dressings are air and water-tight.
These forms of wound dressings are esential for first aid supplies, along with sterile gauze. Sterile gauze absorbs, protects and can be applied to cuts and wounds.