The Effect of Hydrocolloid Dressings on Pressure Ulcers and Facial Suture Wounds

1. The application effect of hydrocolloid pads on pressure ulcers


Pressure ulcers are a common ulcer symptom in clinical treatment, most of which are caused by local tissue being compressed for a long time, causing the blockage of blood circulation. With the increasing incidence of various diseases, the risk of pressure ulcers is gradually increasing. If patients unfortunately suffer from pressure ulcers, it not only affects the efficacy of disease treatment, but also may lead to secondary infection, posing a serious threat to the patients' life and health.


In nursing work, good pressure ulcer care is a tricky job. By using pressure ulcer hydrocolloid dressing, the risk of pressure ulcers can be reduced and effectively prevented from occurring. Hydrogel dressings can reduce skin tissue damage, provide the best healing environment for wounds, especially suitable for chronic wounds that have been treated for a long time, as well as complex and time-consuming tissue regeneration treatment and prevention. Pressure ulcer hydrocolloid dressing protect the integrity of the skin and satisfy the psychological needs of patients and their families.


2. The effect of hydrocolloid pads on facial suture wounds


In the recovery of facial suture wounds, the film of hydrocolloid film dressing is skin-friendly and closely matches the skin color, not only creating a warm environment for wound healing, but also reducing the psychological fear and stimulation caused by white dressings to patients, helping patients better cope with facial trauma. Traditionally, gauze is commonly used to cover wounds after facial trauma surgery, which can cause scabs on the wound and make the patient feel painful during the dressing change process. At the same time, it can cause mechanical damage to the wound, delay the healing process, and the gauze thread ends are mostly covered by the scab and are inconvenient to remove. The fixation of gauze is also relatively cumbersome during dressing changes, which has adverse effects on the patient's physical recovery and doctor-patient relationship.


Covering the wound with wet hydrogel dressings can not only avoid the problems caused by traditional dressings, but also increase the patient's satisfaction with the dressing change process. Hydrogel dressings can also help reduce scar formation. After absorbing exudate, hydrocolloid pads form a closed and humid environment, which does not interfere with the regeneration of epidermal cells, promotes the formation of fresh granulation tissue, and speeds up the wound healing process, reducing the possibility of scar formation. The transparent body also naturally exerts pressure on the wound during the initial stage of scar formation, which also reduces scar formation. Hydrogel dressings can effectively reduce patient pain. When using traditional dressings for dressing changes, due to exudate or scab formation, the wound will be stuck to the gauze, and mechanical damage to the wound cannot be avoided during dressing changes, causing pain to the patient. The patient will have a significant tearing sensation, increasing their pain.


Hydrocolloid pads swell saturation after absorbing exudate, forming a humid healing environment. Wounds covered by hydrogel dressings do not scab or adhere to the dressing, and the hydrogel dressing is easy to remove and replace after swelling saturation. This makes dressing changes easy, avoids mechanical damage to patients during dressing changes, and when removing stitches, the wound covered by the hydrogel dressing does not scab or stick to the stitches, significantly reducing patients' fear and pain.

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