Wound Care

No single dressing is suitable for all types of wounds. Often a number of different types of dressings will be used during the healing process of a single wound.

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Wound Care & Wound Dressings

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We offer the following wound dressings:

  • Foam Dressings
  • Hydrocolloid Dressings
  • Hydrogel Dressings
  • Composite Dressings
  • Alginate Dressings
  • Silver Alginate Dressings
  • Collagen Dressings

 

Ideal Wound Dressing

No single dressing is suitable for all types of wounds. Often a number of different types of dressings will be used during the healing process of a single wound. Dressings should perform one or more of the following functions:

 

 

  • Maintain a moist environment at the wound / dressing interface
  • Absorb excess exudate without leakage to the surface of the dressing
  • Provide thermal insulation and mechanical protection
  • Provide bacterial protection
  • Allow gaseous exchange
  • Leave no foreign particles in wound
  • Absorb wound odor
  • Be non-adherent to the wound and easily removed without trauma
  • Provide some debridement action (remove dead tissue and / or foreign particles)
  • Be non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-sensitizing (to both patient and medical staff)
  • Be sterile

NuMed Foam Dressings

Foam Dressings can be used for a wide range of wounds. Because of their absorptive ability, foam dressings are especially useful for wounds with moderate to heavy exudate production.  This is important because wound exudate can impair healing and harbor bacteria that damage healthy granulating tissue. Therefore, the absorptive ability of a foam dressing must match the exudative property of the wound. A dressing labeled “lite” or “thin” won’t absorb as much exudate as a product labeled “extra” or “plus.” Remember, the foam dressing must be able to effectively manage the exudative properties of the wound.

Foam dressings may be used as a primary or secondary dressing. They are flexible and can be cut to fit irregular wounds or specific body parts, such as fingers, toes, or ears.

NuMed Hydrocolloid Dressings

Hydrocolloid dressings provide a beneficial moist wound healing environment and stimulate the physiological healing process of the wound. When fluids from the wound come into contact with the hydrocolloid dressing, it interacts and forms a gel that covers the wound and keeps the wound hydrated.

Hydrocolloid dressings are occlusive, adhesive, and absorbent. They provide several wound healing benefits. Apart from the beneficial moist wound healing environment these dressings form a protective barrier restraining envrironmental pollution from entering the wound. They also diminish bacterial growth by lowering the pH of a wound.

Hydrocolloid dressings are suitable to use on chronic and acute, mild to moderate exuding wounds. They can also be used on dry wounds in which case they have shown to have a softening effect.

NuMed Hydrogel Dressings

Hydrogel dressings are a unique and versatile category of advanced wound care dressings. Hydrogel dressings are used for dry to moderately draining wounds. They are most often used in situations where moist wound healing is desired, and the control of drainage is of secondary concern. Hydrogels can absorb or donate moisture to the wound, depending on the relative state of hydration of the tissue and the dressing. Hydrogels are often used to facilitate Autolytic debridement in necrotic wounds, but are also used to help maintain a moist wound healing environment in clean, granulating wounds.

Hydrogel dressings are seen as an essential component in many different types of wound care. This is because hydrogel dressings are designed to hold moisture at the surface of the wound, providing the ideal environment for both cleaning the wound, and allowing the body to rid itself of necrotic tissue. The moisture in the wound is also essential in pain management for the patient, and these dressings are very soothing and cooling. Therefore, it is perfect for use in a variety of different applications. With their high moisture content they also help to prevent bacteria and oxygen from reaching the wound, providing a barrier for infections.

NuMed Bordered Wound Dressing

NuMed Bordered Wound Dressing combines a ventilated non woven fabric top that is coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive for a gentle fixative border with an absorbent non adherent pad. The soft absorbent island pad allows for the lateral spread of fluids to maximize absorbency and reduce risk of maceration. Moisture vapor permeability combined with nonsensitizing adhesive allows the wound and skin under the dressing to breath. The non adherent pad surface leaves the wound site undisturbed, reducing pain and wound trauma during dressing changes.

Features:

  • Latex free hypoallergenic composite wound dressing
  • Semi-occlusive layer prevents external contamination
  • Highly absorbent non adherent pad minimizes the number of dressing changes
  • Drainage can be monitored without removing the dressing
  • Moisture vapor permeability allows the wound and skin under dressing to breath
  • Nonsensitizing adhesive border allows dressing to stay in place longer

NuMed Calcium Alginate Dressing

NuMed Calcium Alginate Dressing & Rope are made of soft, natural calcium alginate fibers derived from brown seaweed. They are absorbent and conform to the shape of the wound. When packed, an alginate interacts with the wound exudates or blood to form a soft gel that maintains a moist healing environment. The release of calcium ions can activate prothrombin and improve hemostasis. The gel like surface prevents the dressing from adhering to the wound, providing painless removal and can be left on for up to 7 days.

Features:

  • Designed to adapt to the shape of wound cavity
  • Quickly absorbs wound exudates and forms a gel like covering over the wound
  • Fill in dead space
  • They create an ideal wound healing environment
  • Can absorb up to 20 times its weight
  • Facilitate Autolytic debridement
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Removal of dressing will not damage newly formed tissue

NuMed Composite Dressings

Composite dressings are wound covers that combine physically distinct components into a single product to provide multiple functions, such as a bacterial barrier, absorption and adhesion. Usually, they are comprised of multiple layers and incorporate a semi- or non-adherent pad that covers the wound. They may also include an adhesive border of non-woven fabric tape or transparent film. They can function as either a primary or a secondary dressing on a wide variety of wounds and may be used with topical medications.

Composite dressings are suitable for use in most health care settings Including treatments for acute wounds in emergency care (cuts, burns, and abrasions), surgery (surgical Incisions), and intensive care (I.V. catheter sites), as well as, chronic wounds (superficial and partial Thickness wounds) in long-term care.

NuMed Alginate Dressings

Alginate dressings are absorbent wound dressings that may be used on multiple wound types, including but not limited to diabetic wounds, venous wounds, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, and some bleeding wounds. They can be combined with other types of dressings to achieve different effects and they are available in several sizes, their unique properties allow them to be used on a variety of patients. Alginates should be used as a contact layer, meaning they come into contact with the wound bed itself, and they always require a secondary cover dressing to keep them in place.

Traditionally, alginates are made from acids that are obtained from brown seaweed. The calcium salts of alginic, mannuronic, and gularonic acids are processed into nonwoven, biodegradable fibers. When these fibers come into contact with fluid rich in sodium, the calcium ions undergo a transaction that results in the formation of a soluble sodium gel. This gel formation can also promote Autolytic debridement of the wound. Alginates have the unique ability to absorb up to 20 times their weight in fluid. Some alginates contain a silver compound, which provides antimicrobial protection and may be considered for an infected wound.

NuMed Silver Alginate Dressings

NuMed Silver Alginate Dressing & Rope are soft, conformable wound dressings with a high mannuronic acid content. The silver impregnated alginate fibers, 1.4% w/w silver as silver calcium alginate per dressing, forms a gel when in contact with wound exudate or blood, which creates a moist wound healing environment. The silver in the alginate wound dressing has an antibacterial effect on various types of bacteria including; Staphylococcus aureus and E coli. The sustained release of silver ions protects the dressing from a broad spectrum of bacterial contamination over a period of up to 3 days.

Features:

  • Antibacterial effect on numerous strains of bacteria
  • Protects wounds from bacterial contamination
  • Designed to adapt to the shape of wound cavity
  • Quickly absorbs wound fluids and forms a gel like covering over the wound
  • Creates an ideal moist wound healing environment
  • Can absorb up to 20 times its weight
  • Easy to apply

NuMed Collagen Dressing

Type I Collagen is the most abundant type of collagen in the human body. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up from 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, bones, ligaments and skin. The fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen. During wound healing, collagen encourages the deposition and organization of newly formed collagen fibers and granulation tissue in the wound bed. It also stimulates new tissue development and wound debridement, creating an environment conducive to healing.

Collagen Dressings

NuMed Collagen Dressings are made of a porous type 1, 100% bovine collagen membrane. They consist of a fibrous collagen network similar to the dermis, creating an environment conducive to healing.

  • Features:
  • Absorbent
  • Maintains a moist, wound healing environment
  • Primary dressing for infected and noninfected wounds
  • May be used in combination with topical agents
  • Conform well to wound surfaces
  • Non-adherent
  • Easy to apply and remove

Collagen Particles

NuMed Collagen Particles are spherically designed particles that consist of type 1, 100% bovine collagen that’s similar in molecular structure to the collagen found in the skin. The particles lay down a collagen matrix in the wound bed, attracting the cellular components necessary to stimulate the healing process.

Features:

  • Each gram of NuMed Collagen Particle absorbs 40-60 times its weight in fluid
  • Covers any size surface area
  • Maintains a moist wound healing environment
  • Primary dressing for infected and noninfected wounds may be used in combination with topical agents
  • Conforms well to all wound surfaces
  • Non-adherent
  • Easy to apply and remove

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