We carry a complete inventory of advanced wound care products from all the major manufactuers, including:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Smith & Nephew
- And many others
Product Categories are:
Wound Cleansers / Debriders
These wound care products help remove dirt and debris from the wound site without hurting the wound bed or the skin around it. Wound cleansers/debriders can be swabs, prep pads, sprays and gels.
These wound care products are made mostly of water. They help maintain a moist wound environment, which is optimal for healing. Hydrogels use the body’s own enzymes to promote autolytic (natural) debridement (remove foreign material and contaminated tissue until healthy tissue is exposed) wounds, but have limited absorption capacity. Many of these wound care products require a dressing cover or tape to hold them in place.
Hydrocolloids are all-adhesive, absorptive dressings that help create an optimal, moist healing environment. They become gel-like as they absorb wound exudate. Hydrocolloids are not recommended for infected wounds, but they are waterproof and impermeable to bacteria and other contaminants.
Some gauzes contain a substance, such as petrolatum, that helps promote the healing process and maintains a moist wound environment without sticking to the wound.
Calcium alginate dressings are used on heavily exuding wounds. They help maintain a moist wound healing environment, and come in sheets or ropes to pack deep wounds. These dressings absorb amounts of wound exudate many times their own weight. Additionally, they gel upon contact with wound exudate, allowing the dressing to be removed from the wound easily and nontraumatically.
Silver dressings have antimicrobial properties that make them ideal for various burns, venous stasis ulcers, yeast infections and other infections, including highly resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE.
Silicone dressings are used to reduce the size and appearance of scar tissue.
Foam dressings are conformable, highly absorbent, waterproof and often are used to insulate and cushion the wound. These usually are made of hydrophilic polyurethane with an occlusive polyurethane film top. Foam dressings need to be affixed with tape, unless they have an adhesive border. They help to keep the wound environment moist, and do not stick to the wound. Foams can be used on heavily exuding wounds.
Compression bandages provide gentle compression for treating venous ulcers, and help to restore proper circulation.
Unna Boot Dressings
Unna boot dressings are gauze wraps impregnated with zinc-oxide paste that are used underneath compression bandages. The paste minimizes irritation to the skin under compression.
Collagen is a natural biological material that provides a scaffold for newly granulated tissue to grow into. Collagen dressings are used for sluggish wounds that do not respond to traditional moist wound care therapy.
Biosynthetic dressings are manmade to act as a skin substitute. They are used on wounds, usually burns, to protect them while new skin cells are forming. They allow limited drainage, but protect the wound from contamination.
Some wound care products contain growth factors that “kick-start” or accelerate the wound healing process.
We also have dedicated wound care specialists on staff that are able to help you with any of your questions. Call 1-800-330-2313 and a caring Representative will be glad to help you.