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What is wound care? Wound care is the process of treating a wound to help it heal. The basic steps of wound care include cleaning, bandaging, and ... [read more]

DuoDerm - Hydroactive Paste

  • Sterile
  • Single use tube (30 gm)
  • Ideal for wound cleansing and natural healing
  • Wound dressing for exuding wounds and ulcers
From $32.56

DuoDerm CGF - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing

  • Non-adhesive wound dressing
  • Sterile wound dressing
  • Retains moisture for quick healing
  • Protects against external contamination
From $41.36

DuoDerm Extra Thin - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing

  • Waterproof barrier
  • Removes easily
  • Primary dressing with an adhesive border
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • Works well on hard to reach areas
From $56.38

AQUACEL Ag Advantage Enhanced Hydrofiber Dressing

  • Ionic silver kills harmful bacteria and yeasts
  • Ag Extra is 9x stronger and 50% more absorbent
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • For moderate to highly exuding wounds
From $21.69

DuoDerm Signal - Square Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border

  • For light to moderate exuding wounds
  • Border tapers to help prevent roll-ups
  • Low friction backing minimizes dressing catches and shears
  • Flexible and conformable wound dressing with visual change indicator
From $34.63

ProAdvantage - Sterile Cotton Gauze Sponges (8 ply)

  • 8-Ply
  • Absorbent and breathable
  • Economical wound care product
  • Perfect for the home, office, or First-Aid kit
From $3.21

Carrington CarraKlenz - Dermal Wound Cleanser

  • Promotes a moist wound environment
  • Aids in natural healing process
  • Clear, oil-free acemannan hydrogel wound dressing
  • Ostomy wound cleanser
From $10.82

Skin Tac - Adhesive Barrier Wipes

  • Hypo-allergenic adhesive wipes
  • Ideal skin barrier between tape and skin
  • Ostomy supplies that go on easy and wipes of with rubbing alcohol
From $21.47

Derma Sciences Surgilast - Tubular Elastic Bandage/Dressing Retainer

  • Surgilast holds bandages in place without adhesives
  • Works well on diabetic patients, allows air-flow without restriction
  • Tubular bandage fits easily over bulky dressings
  • Made of high poly and rubber
  • Elastic bandage, long lasting
From $10.30

Dynarex - Adhesive Tape Remover Pads

  • Non-irritating
  • Easy tear packs
  • Removes adhesives and adhesive tape
From $5.59

Dynarex - Non-Sterile Non-woven Gauze Sponges

  • Extremely absorbent
  • Less linting than standard gauze
  • Ideal for wound dressings, prepping, scrubbing, or general purpose cleansing
From $1.45

Dynarex - Sterile Non-woven Gauze Sponges

  • Sterile
  • 4-ply non-woven
  • Extremely absorbent
  • Less linting than standard gauze
  • Ideal for wound dressings, prepping and scrubbing, general purpose cleansing
From $2.34

Dynarex - Hypo-allergenic Paper Surgical Tape

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easy to tean and easy to use
  • Superior skin adhesion with mininal irritation
From $0.57

Dynarex - Clear Surgical Tape

  • Highly porous
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Superior adhesion
  • Conforms to body as it stretches
  • Transparent tape allows visualization of protected site
From $0.97

Dynarex - Cotton-tipped Applicators / Swabs

  • 6" wood stick applicator
  • Highly absorbent cotton-tip swabs
  • Sterile and non-sterile packaging
From $6.16

Eloquest Healthcare Detachol - Non-irritating Adhesive Remover

  • No aerosol
  • Safely removes residue from skin
  • Ideal for use on ostomy appliances
  • Non-irritating adhesive remover
From $12.77

Eloquest Healthcare Mastisol - Clear Liquid Adhesive

  • Non-irritating
  • Saves time and effort
  • Long lasting adhesive
  • Reduces allergic reactions
  • Reduces risk of infection and dislodgement of devices
From $20.45

AMD Ritmed - Non-Sterile Krimped Gauze Bandage Rolls

  • 6-Ply roll
  • Ideal first aid accessory
  • Krimped bandage rolls are great for securing wound dressings
From $1.43

AMD Ritmed - Sterile ABD Pads

  • Individually wrapped
  • Highly absorbent cotton gauze pad
  • Versatile multi-purpose stretch cotton bandage
From $5.12

AMD Ritmed - Post-op Sterile Sponges

  • Multi-layer stretch cotton gauze cover
  • Cellulose/cotton fill for maximum absorption
  • Two bandages in each pack
From $6.16

Hollister - Ostomy Appliance and Medical Skin Adhesive

  • Medical grade silicone adhesive
  • Provides a secure and reliable seal
  • Improves adhesive contact between skin and barrier
From $31.26

Hollister - Ostomy and Medical Adhesive Remover (No Sting)

  • Medical grade adhesive remover
  • Silcone based and alcohol free formula
  • Ideal for removing appliance adhesive, ostomy adhesive, and cements
From $12.07

Hollister Adapt - No Sting Skin Protective Dressing Wipes

  • Protects skin from skin stripping due to frequent removal of tape and skin barriers
  • Ostomy supplies that provide a layer of added protection over the skin
  • Single use wipe
From $10.05

Hy-Tape - Zinc Oxide Waterproof Pink Tape

  • Washable
  • Waterproof
  • Zinc oxide base
  • Prevents irritation
From $2.12

ColdStar - All-purpose Hot/Cold Cryotherapy GelPacks (Non-Insulated)

  • Made in the USA
  • Hot/cold therapy packs relieve stress, aches, and pains
  • For cold therapy, store pack in freezer for 2 hours before application
  • For heat therapy, follow instructions for microwavable pack
  • Non-toxic and non-irritating therapy packs
From $1.38

What is wound care?

Wound care is the process of treating a wound to help it heal. The basic steps of wound care include cleaning, bandaging, and monitoring your wound. It is important to follow your doctor's wound care instructions to avoid infection and other complications.

Additional Information

Wound care supplies are items such as topical solutions and bandages that are used to prevent infection and quickly heal burns, ulcers, and abrasions. For optimal healing, you must clean the wound, apply antibiotics, and change dressings when the bandage is wet or soiled. It is important for the wound to be moist, but not wet. Taking proper care of your wound will not only lead to faster healing, but will also help reduce scarring.

When it comes to wound care, cleansing the affected area is a crucial step before applying a bandage. Wound cleansers help prep a wound site by removing debris and disinfecting the area. These pH-balanced solultions also help keep the wound site moisturized. No rinsing is required after spraying the cleanser onto the skin. Antiseptic towelettes, such as BZK wipes, sterilize the skin and are a convenient alternative to liquid cleansers. Povidone-iodine prep pads also prevent infection by killing bacteria in cuts and burns. Both of these antiseptic wipes are alcohol-free, so they will not cause stinging.

If your wound is producing exudate, you may require the use of a wound gel before applying a dressing. Convatec Duoderm makes hydroactive gel and paste that are used in conjunction with a wound dressing to promote a moist environment that is ideal for healing. These formulas are designed to remove dead or infected tissue, while protecting newly formed tissue from any irritation. Express Medical Supply sells the hydroactive gel and paste in sterile, single-use tubes for hygenic purposes.

After cleansing a wound, a dressing such as a Mepilex dressing should be applied. These help protect the wound and absorb exudate. Tegaderm makes adhesive transparent dressings, which creates a waterproof barrier and allows you to monitor the condition of your wound. Non-adhesive dressings are kept in place with medical tape or a Coban wrap. Foam wound dressings are designed to pad the area and remove excess drainage, which reduces the risk of infection or further breakdown. Hydrofiber dressings transform liquid exudate into a gel and keep the wound from drying out during the healing process. These dressings also contain silver to quickly kill pathogens and draw out infection. All dressings are designed to be easily removed without further damaging the healing wound.

A first aid kit contains supplies necessary to care for injuries such as cuts, burns, and other minor wounds. Common items found in pre-packaged first aid kits include bandages, sterile gauze, and antiseptic wipes. Express Medical Supply also carries individual items that allow you to make your own kit or to add to an existing one. Please read our blog for ideas on items to add to a first aid kit.

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