The wound occurs when the skin or other body tissues broke that caused by diseases or from accidents resulting in injury. Wound care is important for the injured person to improve the healing process and to prevent further complications. As Malaysia is at risk of becoming an “ageing population”, wound care is essential for the elderly to manage or heal their chronic ulcers that are possibly caused by diabetes, prolonged pressure on the skin, or peripheral vascular disease. The wounds healing of a person can become weaker with increasing age. In addition, the way of treatment and the use of wound care supplies in managing and healing wounds might be different depends on the wound condition. Please seek a medical specialist for the best treatment methods and suitable wound care supplies if you are suffering from a wound, or looking after a patient with a wound.
There are many wound care supplies for caring for the patients’ injuries, including gauze swab, gauze dressing, dressing roll, hydrogel dressing, irrigation solution and so on. Here are the 5 best different types of wound care products you should know, with no particular order.
1. RinsCap® NS Sodium Chloride 0.9% Irrigation Solution BP
RinsCap® NS Sodium Chloride is the irrigation solution and also it is sterile and non-pyrogenic that used for washing or cleaning body cavities, tissues or wounds. It is affordable for everyone due to its low price compared to other brands. There is an expiry date printed on the label, do not use it after the expiry date. It may cause an invalid effect or even an unexpected effect if you use it after the expiry date.
JELONET is a paraffin gauze dressing indicated to dress minor burns and scalds, donor and recipient graft sites, skin loss wounds, lacerations and abrasions, as well as chronic wounds such as leg ulcers or pressure sores. However, it is not suitable for those who have a deep wound or high stage of bedsores. The JELONET contains soft paraffin base, sterile leno weave presentation, and comprehensive size range.
The benefits of JELONET:
Soothes and protects the wound and allows free passage of viscous exudate
Maintains shape & resists fraying
Can be combined with the topical medication of choice
3. Unigloves Dressing Roll
Dressing roll is used for retaining gauze and absorbent pads, retaining post-operative wound dressings, and secure catheters and drainage tubes. Unigloves dressing roll is made from soft and breathable non-woven material.
The benefits of Unigloves dressing roll:
Coated with skin-friendly adhesive on quickly release paper.
Convenient to cut into preferred sizes.
Soft, breathable and comfortable to use.
4. Nur Care Gauze Swab
Gauze swab is a wound care product used for wound dressing, padding, protection, blood spill, applying antiseptic and so on. The Nur Care gauze swab contains good whiteness and absorbency, a combination of softness, thickness, and comfort, and have good flexibility and micro-pore function. This gauze swab tested the Quality of Absorbent cotton swabs according to the requirements of EN14079.
5. INTRASITE Gel Hydrogel Dressing
INTRASITE Gel is an amorphous hydrogel that gently re-hydrates necrotic tissue, facilitating autolytic debridement, while being able to loosen and absorb slough and exudate. It can also be used to provide the optimal moist wound management environment during the later stages of wound closure. It is non-adherent and does not harm viable tissue or the skin surrounding the wound. This makes INTRASITE Gel ideal for every stage in the wound management process.
The benefits of INTRASITE Gel:
Creates a moist wound healing environment
Easy to use
Available in a range of size