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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]

3M Nexcare Strong Hold Pain - Free Removal Bandages

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  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Unique shape is designed for better seal around pad
  • Minimal hair pulling upon removal
  • Long term adhesion, yet clean removal
  • Pain free removal in a variety of sizes
From $3.03

3M Nexcare Strong Hold - Pain-Free Removal Adhesive Pad

4345
  • Ideal for sensitive skin, infants, children, and the elderly
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Repositionable for optimal placement
  • Removes gently from hair
  • Silicone adhesive for pain free removal
From $6.68

ProAdvantage - Fabric Adhesive Bandages

3034
  • Fabric allows the bandage to move with the skin- less irritation
  • Moves with the skin for increased comfort
  • Compares to Band-Aid brand
From $2.74

ProAdvantage - Sheer Adhesive Bandages

3035
  • Economical
  • Breathable adhesive bandages
  • Bandage flexs with skin for comfort
  • Compares to Band-Aid brand
From $2.49

Andover - Moleskin Adhesive Bandage Wrap with Zinc Oxide

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  • Ideal for preventing blisters, corns, calluses, and chafing
  • Tan color with napped cotton backing wicks away moisture
  • Zinc oxide adhesive helps prevent irritation
From $6.16

Spenco 2nd Skin - Hydrogel Dressing 3 Inch Circles

4117
  • Soothes skin on contact
  • First aid for burns and blisters
  • Ideal for use in clinics, athletic training programs, and first aid stations
  • Soothes, cools, and protects against hot spots, blisters, pressure, and friction
From $64.99

Spenco 2nd Skin - Dressing 1 Inch Gel Squares

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  • First aid for burns and blisters
  • Ideal for use in clinics, athletic training programs, and first aid stations
  • Soothes, cools, and protects against hot spots, blisters, pressure, and friction
From $44.99

Spenco 2nd Skin - Moist Burn Pad

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  • Odorless
  • Provides instant relief
  • Protects and cushions
  • Protects against scarring
  • Moist barrier to keep burns clean and protect the burn site
From $10.99

Spenco 2nd Skin - Blister Pads

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  • Stays in place up to 5 days
  • Promotes a scab free, naturally healed blister
  • Thin, sterile hydrocolloid pad with adhesive film
From $9.99

BIOFREEZE Professional - Cold Therapy Pain Relief Cream

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  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Vanishing scent, paraben free
  • Contains 5% U.S.P. menthol
  • Smoother consistency for an easier application
From $9.08

Calmoseptine - Healing Ointment

1305
  • Protects, soothes, and helps promote healing
  • Helps prevent and heal skin irritations
  • Moisture barrier keeps skin clean, moistured, and dry
From $3.35

Dynarex - Hydrocortisone Cream USP 1% Anti-Itch Cream

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  • Available without a prescription
  • Cools and soothes the itches on contact
  • Ideal for treatment of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and general itching
From $1.97

NWI Inc - Triple Antibiotic Ointment

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  • Helps prevents infection
  • Great for cuts, scrapes, and burns
  • Compares to Neosporin
From $3.95

DJO PROCARE - Finger Splint (Frog Style)

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  • Aluminum/foam finger splint
  • No need for bulky wound dressings
  • Conforms to the finger with fold over fastener
  • Holds joints in position during the healing process
From $3.05

HealthSmart - Firm Foam Cervical Collar

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  • Greater degree of immobilization
  • Stockinet cover promotes air circulation
  • Custom fit with hook and loop adjustment
From $13.72

HealthSmart - Soft Foam Cervical Collar

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  • Keeps head and cervical vertebrae immobilized
  • Stockinet cover promotes air circulation
  • Hook and loop adjustment, custom fit
From $13.21

Brown Medical IMAK - RSI Elbow Band

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  • ErgoBeads have massaging effect to help increase blood circulation for healthy muscle tissue
  • Relieves tennis and golfer's elbow, forearm pain, cubital tunnel syndrome, tendonitis
  • Helps prevent and relieve pain from repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
From $18.47

Brownmed IMAK - RSI Elbow PM Nighttime Support Brace

4205
  • Stretchable webbing for improved fit
  • Promotes healing with therapeutic warmth
  • Prevents harmful arm positions while sleeping
  • Removable splint for customizable comfort and support
  • Soft cotton lining with cushioning foam, allows skin to breath
From $29.91

ProAdvantage - First Aid Kit

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  • 158 total piece first aid kit
  • Keep one at home, work, and in the car
  • Use for emergency and first aid situations
  • Includes: gloves, gauze rolls, bandages, scissors, and tweezers
From $19.10

3M Steri-Strip - Wound Closure System

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  • Two part healing system
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Use with staples and sutures
  • Helps heal lacerations and surgical lesions
From $1.89

3M ACE - Knee Brace with Dual Side Stabilizers

4342
  • Fits up to 22"
  • Odor resistant
  • Dual side stabilizes provide extra stability
  • Breathable material keeps the knee cooler and drier
  • Comfort fit sleeve helps reduce irritation behind the knee
  • 3 Strap system allows for adjustable compression and custom fit
From $16.51

Actimove - Joint Warming Knee Support/Wrap

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  • Hand wash, air dry
  • Retains heat for soothing warmth
  • Light compression knee support
  • Improves mobility, allows for faster return to daily activities
  • Increases circulation around tender joints or arthritis areas
From $17.75

3M ACE - Elasto-Preene Knee Support

4339
  • Retains heat for soothing warmth
  • Improves mobility, allows for faster return to daily activities
  • Increases circulation around tender joints or arthritis areas
  • Light compression knee support
  • Hand wash, air dry
From $10.30

3M Nexcare - Skin Crack Care

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  • No sting
  • Waterproof
  • Dries fast
  • Invisible/clear long lasting formula
  • Contains Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil
  • Heals and seals dry skin and painful skin cracks
From $7.19

DeRoyal Covaderm Plus - Wound Dressing

2898
  • 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 $13.40
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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