Wound and wound care products mainly include traditional (healing, long hospital stay, insignificant effect) and advanced dressings (obvious effect, short healing time), such as bioactive skin substitutes, growth factors and gene therapy products. As the consumption of health care (wound and wound care) continues to rise, the cost of investment in health care in various countries is increasing, and the demand for advanced wound care products is large.
Therefore, in the EU market, products with good quality, ease of use and competitive price are favored by the market, especially (wound) care products suitable for home use, and the market demand continues to increase. The European Union is the market that consumes the most wounds and wound medical wound dressings in the world. With the application of antibacterial biomaterials, those traditional wound products like silicone foam dressing with border will gradually lose the market.
1. What is the adaptability of wound dressing to various types of wounds?
The ideal wound dressing is one that is compliant or easy to apply and remove. A heel wound is a good example. For this type of wound we need to design or select a wound dressing with a U-shaped heel (heel cup) that conforms to the anatomical shape of the heel, which wraps tightly around the heel and ankle for support and stability. However, such wound dressings are more expensive than the same dressings, but these are not a big problem for our ingenious wound care practitioners, and they can be tailored to suit the shape of the wound.
2. Evaluation of wound exudate amount of wound dressing?
Dressings used after wound assessment should be able to keep the wound warm, absorb excess exudate, and maintain a properly moistened wound environment. To reduce the number of dressing changes, foam dressings or hydrocolloid dressings can be selected according to the situation of exudation.
3. What size of wound dressing should I choose for each dressing change?
Most medical wound dressings are applied 1-2 inches larger than the wound. The protection of surrounding tissue is as important as the wound itself. To prevent maceration of the wound and surrounding tissues, and to avoid secondary damage to the skin.
4. Who is the operator who changes the wound dressing?
If the patient is in a hospital or outpatient clinic, the operator of the dressing change is the medical staff, and if it is home care, the operator of the dressing change may be the patient or the caregiver, and the patient and/or their caregiver should be educated and demonstrated, enabling them to change their medication on their own.
5. How often do you change the wound dressing?
If there is less wound exudation, the dressing change time can be extended appropriately. Studies have shown that wound healing is accelerated when the wound bed surface is covered with a dressing that maintains the temperature of the wound surface.
As a wound dressing manufacturer, we can not only provide information on the types and use of wound products, but also encourage clinicians to truly understand the mechanism and process technology of the dressing itself, or encourage them to truly understand how to use wound dressing correctly. Avoid wound product confusion for our clinicians.