Tech- Wound Management (Characteristics of Primary Bandage Layers)

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  1. Name 3 examples of primary bandages:
    • adherant
    • nonadherant semiocclusive
    • nonadherent occlusive
  2. Name the primary bandage that sicks to the wound and is no longer indicated in wound care
  3. Name 2 primary adherent bandages:
    • dry gauze
    • wet gauze
  4. What is dry gauze aka
  5. How does dry gauze become dry-to-wet?
    • -dry gauze is placed in the wound and bandaged
    • -it absorbs the exudate over time and becomes wet
  6. What is wet gauze aka?
  7. What is the use of wet gauze?
    collect exudate and loose debris in heavily contaminated wounds
  8. How often are wet and dry gauzes replaced?
  9. Process of wet gauze
    wet gauze w/ saline and place in wound then put dry gauze on top and bandage
  10. What is preferred over wet-to-dry?
    moistened wound healing(MWH)
  11. What are the advantages of MWH?RFL
    • requires few bandage changes
    • faster healing rates
    • lower cost to client
  12. What are bandage changes based off of?
    wound appearance and amount of drainage
  13. What products are used in a MWH? HATAMSHA
    • hydrogels
    • alginates
    • tripeptide-copper complex
    • acemannan
    • maltodextrin
    • sugar
    • honey
    • antimicrobials
  14. What are alginates made of?
  15. Trade name of tripeptide-copper-complex
  16. What two things can honey be used for?
    • antiseptic
    • antimicrobial
  17. Name the primary bandage:
    -used for moderately or copiously exudative wounds
    -keeps wound surface moist
    nonadherent semiocclusive
  18. Name a pro of nonadherent semiocclusive
    allows some O2 to wound
  19. Con of nonadherent semiocclusive
    pads w/ petrolatum may delay epithelialization
  20. Name some examples of nonadherent semiocclusive:TPAC
    • tefla pad
    • polyskin II
    • adaptic
    • curagel
  21. What is the most common nonadherent semiocclusive?
    telfa pad
  22. Name the primary bandage:
    -used for minimally exudative wounds (abrasions)
    -keeps wound surface moist
    -promotes epithelialization
    -protects new epithelium
    nonadherent occlusive
  23. What is nonadherent occlusive used in?
  24. Name some nonadherent semiocclusives:OTNH
    • opsite
    • tegaderm transparent dressing
    • nu-gel
    • hydrocol dressing
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Tech- Wound Management (Characteristics of Primary Bandage Layers)
2013-09-24 02:39:25

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