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Hydrogel Dressings - Impregnated Gauze

Characteristics / Functions

  • Wound gels are excellent for helping to create or maintain a moist environment   Some hydrogels provide absorption, desloughing and debriding capacities to necrotic and fibrotic tissue.
  • Hydrogel sheets are cross-linked polymer gels in sheet form. Some are available with an adhesive border

Best Uses

  • Helps provide and maintain a moist wound environment
  • By increasing moisture content, hydrogels have the ability to help cleans and debride necrotic tissue
  • For wounds with minimal or no exudate

Advantages

  • Effective in hydrating wound surfaces and liquefying necrotic tissue on the wound surface
  • Non-adherent and can be removed without trauma to the wound bed
  • "Soothing" effect promotes patient acceptance

Disadvantages

  • Not too absorptive, therefore, hydrogels or hydrogel sheets may not be an appropriate choice for moderate to highly exudating wounds
  • Require secondary dressings

Hydrogel Impregnated Gauze Dressings Available:

Product Manufacturer
DermAssist AssisTec Medical, Inc.
Biolex Bard
CarraGauze Carrington
ClearSite Conmed Corp.
DermaGauze DermaRite
Dermagran Derma Sciences
Gentell Gentell
CURASOL HEALTHPOINT
Restore Hollister
Hyperion Hydrophilic Wound Dressings Hyperion Medical, Inc.
INTEGRA-GEL Integrity Medical Devices, Inc.
CURAFIL Kendall
SkinTegrity Medline Industries
Normlgel Impregnated Gauze Molnlycke Health Care
MPM Conductive Gel Pad
MPM GelPad
MPM
PanoGauze Sage
SoloSite Gel Conformable Smith & Nephew
Elta Dermal Swiss-American Products, Inc.

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