A wound dressing is often referred to as an absorbent pad or gauze. In medicine, it is used as a sterile compress or pad to stop bleeding and protect a wound from further contamination. There are different types of dressings depending on the type of wound.
5 Benefits of a Wound Dressing
- Protect against outside contaminants
- Can be used to clear out fluids and debris from the wound
- Contain the loss of blood to promote healing
- Create a barrier between the open wound and clothing to reduce the risk of infection
- Easy to use