Office First Aid – Dressings and Bandages

A dressing is a piece of material (often with added unguents) applied directly to wounds to promote healing and protect from further harm while a bandage is primarily material used to hold a dressing in place. Microporous tape acts like a bandage, holding a dressing in place/

What dressings do

  • Stem bleeding and encourage blotting
  • Soak up and contain fluids from the wound
  • Removal of foreign objects (e.g. glass fragments, splinters) from the wound
  • Protect wound from infection and further damage
  • Promote healing and repair of tissue and skin

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