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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]

MPM Medical - Antiseptic Wound/Skin Cleanser

2944
  • Eliminates odors
  • Non-irritating antiseptic wash
  • Can be used up to three times daily
  • Helps reduce bacterial contamination in wounds, scrapes, and burns
From $11.55

ProAdvantage - 8" Jumbo Rayon Tipped Applicator with Plastic Shaft

2948
  • Non-sterile
  • Easy to clean wounds or apply liquids/gels
  • Extra large, medical-grade rayon swab applicator
From $8.23

Allevyn - Gentle Border Wound Dressing

2974
  • Promotes faster healing
  • Cost effective wound dressing
  • Longer wear time to minimize pain and trauma
  • Gentle adhesive for easy removal
From $56.25

3M Tegaderm - Transparent Film Dressing

2983
  • Transparent wound dressing
  • Breathable, waterproof, and impervious to bacteria
  • "Frame" allows quick and easy placement
From $46.59

3M Medipore + Pad - Wound Dressings

3214
  • Convenient, all-in-one wound dressing
  • Wound dressing flexes with movement
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Porous and breathable
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Self-adhesive
From $22.78

ADC ADTEMP - Temple Touch Thermometer

3216
  • Non-invasive digital thermometer
  • Accurate readings in about six seconds
  • Uses 2 AAA batteries, included
From $15.15

Dukal - Elastic Bandage With Double Velcro

3228
  • Compares to ACE bandages
  • Velcro strips on both ends for easy application
  • Stretchable fabric for consistent support and compression
From $1.55

Dynarex View Guard - Transparent Semi-Permeable Dressing

3237
  • Ideal for ostomy care and those with diabetes
  • Wound dressing that conforms to difficult body contours
  • A transparent and semi-permeable dressing
  • Provides a breathable barrier to keep moisture and fluids out, while letting air in
From $36.18

Medline Avant - Non-Sterile Gauze Sponges with Non-Woven Formed Fabric

3250
  • Less lint than standard gauze sponges
  • Non-woven four ply rayon/polyester blend
  • Gauze sponge wound dressing is less likely to stick to wound
  • Wound dressing for use in absorption, wicking, and wound release
From $3.74

Medline Silvasorb - Hydrogel Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel

3251
  • Effective for up to 3 days
  • For partial and full thickness wounds
  • Non-Stinging and nonstaining wound healing gel
  • Antimicrobial Silvasorb wound gel with ionic silver
  • Not recommended for people who are senstive to silver
From $9.26

ProAdvantage - Sterile Cotton Gauze Sponges (12 ply)

3284
  • Breathable and absorbent
  • Economical
  • First aid kit accessory
  • 12 ply sterile cotton gauze sponges
From $4.56

Andover CoFlex NL - 2" Latex Free Cohesive Bandage

3296
  • Offers a lightweight compression
  • A self-adhesive bandage wrap to hold gauze and dressings in place
  • Compression bandage to help promote circulation or control swelling
From $2.02

Andover CoFlex NL - 3" Latex Free Cohesive Bandage

3297
  • An elastic bandage for sprains and strains
  • A self-adhesive bandage wrap to hold gauze and dressings in place
  • Compression bandage to help promote circulation or control swelling
  • Water and sweat resistant
  • Easy to tear or cut
From $2.53

Andover CoFlex NL - 1" Latex Free Cohesive Bandage

3298
  • Offers a lightweight compression
  • Easy tear material, no scissors required
  • An extremely soft bandage with non-slip support
From $2.22

Coloplast SeaClens - Wound Cleanser Spray

3305
  • Saline based solution
  • 7.6 PSI irrigation pressure
  • No rinse, isotonic, and pH balanced formula
  • Ideal for cleaning and irrigating acute and chronic wounds
From $13.40

Dynarex - White Athletic Tape

3320
  • Basic support tape
  • Roll length: 15 yards
  • Roll size: 1 1/2" and 2"
  • Provides immediate support from athletic injuries
From $2.16

Molnlycke Mepilex - Foam Heel Dressing

3331
  • Conforms to any shaped heel
  • The pad will not stick to the wound
  • Absorbs exudate and prevents maceration
From $75.52

AMD Ritmed - Sterile Krimped Gauze Bandage Rolls

3364
  • 6 Ply bandage roll
  • Ideal first aid accessory
  • Krimped bandage rolls are great for securing wound dressings
From $1.79

Kerlix - Non-Sterile Gauze Bandage

3365
  • 6 ply rolls
  • Protects and cushions wounds
  • Helps to prevent infection and quickly absorbs fluids
  • Made from woven, pre-washed, crinkle weave gauze
From $0.72

Dukal - Self-adhesive Cohesive Bandage Color Pack

3367
  • Self adhesive bandage
  • Durable and supportive
  • Tears by hand and needs no clips or pins
From $39.29

Brownmed Seal-Tight - Wound and Cast Protectors

3380
  • For therapeutic care/daily showering and bathing
  • Application ring eliminates need for straps or closures
  • Latex free
  • Lead free
From $24.99

Brownmed Seal-Tight - Mid-Arm Wound and Cast Protectors

3381
  • Reusable
  • Latex free
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Mid-arm covers allow patients to submerge arm in water
  • Stretches easily, folds compactly, and maintains a waterproof seal
From $30.79

TacAway - Adhesive Remover Wipes

3438
  • Adhesive removal wipes for medical appliances and tape
  • Individually wrapped packages
  • Non-irritating
From $16.35

DuoDerm - Hydroactive Gel

3439
  • Sterile
  • Single use tube
  • Ideal for wound cleansing and natural healing
  • Wound gel provides an excellent environment for exuding wounds and ulcers
From $9.16

Hollister Restore - Extra Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

3442
  • Translucent dressing
  • Individually wrapped
  • Flexible wound dressing
  • Use as a primary or secondary dressing
  • Works well on hard to reach areas (elbows and heels)
From $20.35
Description

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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