ABD pads from Covidien and AMD Ritmed have three layers: a gentle top non-woven layer, the second is a cotton filler to absorb and wick away moisture, the third layer is a wet-proof fluid barrier to stop fluid from leaking through the top layer. ABD pads are sterile and very absorbent pads with sealed edges to prevent leakage. ABD stands for, "Army Battle Dressing" since these pads were a favorite in the field.
Covidien's Tendersorb sterile gauze ABD pad is a highly absorbent wound dressing with sealed edges that prevent leakage and residue from lint. Each ABD pad is individually wrapped and available in three different sizes. AMD Ritmed are used for wicking fluids off heavy draining wounds and injuries. These versatile, multi-purpose cotton bandages are sterile.