In the Care of Pressure Sores and Ulcers, Choosing the Right Dressing Really Helps a Lot

What is the pressure sore? A simple understanding is that the skin will affect local blood circulation after compression, and cause injury, ulcers, and even necrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which is called pressure ulcers. Some patients who have been bed in hospital for a long time would have pressure sores if they are not properly cared for. How should these skin wounds (pressure sores, ulcers, etc.) be treated? The wound dressing is needed at this time.


1. The best silicone foam adhesive dressing for pressure ulcers wounds


The wound healing requires moist environment rather than dry environment, it is best to absorb the exudate and can keep it moist at the same time. In addition, the wound healing also requires a low oxygen-closed environment.


Whether it is traditional dry gauze, or a water-collagen dressing or a hydraulic dressing, there are always limitations of using or other limitations.


With the progress of medicine, wound dressings have also made great progress. There is a new dressing with the most obvious effect on wound healings, that is, silicone foam adhesive dressing. This foam dressing is widely used in the hospital, because it has better performance, and can moisturize, prevent bacteria from breeding, and promote the healing of pressure sores and ulcer wounds, and more importantly, it is painless when changing the dressing. In addition, studies have shown that silicone foam adhesive dressings can reduce the incidence of pressure injuries by 88%.


2. Why is the performance of silicone foam adhesive dressings good?


The silicone foam adhesive dressing usually has three layers. The innermost layer is the soft silicone wound contact layer, which adheres to the skin around the wound gently, but would not adhere to the wound surface, and it can reduce the tearing of the new granulation tissue when changing the dressing; The middle layer is a flexible polyurethane foam absorption layer, which has good exudation management and is flexible and tight to the skin; The outermost layer is breathable and waterproof membrane, which can also isolate virus and bacteria, and prevent the infection from outside in.


The structure design of the silicone foam adhesive dressing is very beneficial. The closed environment it formed can provide a suitable healing environment for the wound, and the soft silicone foam dressing can gently and safely cover the skin surface, which will not adhere to the wound bed, so when changing the dressing, it can reduce the trauma of the wound, and it is also very safe when removing the dressing, which will not cause the exfoliation of epidermal tissue and pain. In addition, this multi-layer structure also makes the exudate not easy to return and reduces the chance of infection. Someone have compared this soft silicone foam dressings to traditional dressings, and found that the wound healing time was shortened, and the pain of the dressing changes was significantly reduced. There are a lot of these studies.


The silicone foam adhesive dressing looks thick and touches soft, because the foam absorption layer is thicker, and there is an independent exudates drainage channel inside, which can fully and quickly absorb the exudate and reduce impregnation, so it is very suitable for exudative acute and chronic wounds, such as traumatic wounds, trauma skin lacerations, bedsores, grade Ⅱ burns, arteriovenous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and so on. The edge of the foam dressing with silicone border has strong airtightness and good compliance. If it is used by patients with sacrococcal bedsores, stick it can prevent urine from seeping into the wound.


In addition, the silicone foam adhesive dressing can promote the wound healing, reduce impregnation and the secondary injury, and reduce pain, all of which can save a lot of money for future nursing.

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