Medical Abdominal Dressing

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Model Number: NH-655786
Brand: Niche Healthcare

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Description

Abdominal pads, also known as abdominal sponges or dressings, are large absorbent pads designed for use on abdominal wounds or surgical incisions. These pads are specifically tailored to provide coverage for larger areas, such as the abdominal region, and are commonly used in surgical and medical settings. Here are some key features and uses of abdominal pads:

Size and Absorbency: Abdominal pads are larger than standard dressings, providing ample coverage for abdominal wounds. They are highly absorbent to manage moderate to heavy wound exudate (fluid drainage).

Sterile: These pads are typically sterile to minimize the risk of infection. Sterility is crucial, especially in surgical settings or when dealing with open wounds.

Non-Adherent: Many abdominal pads are designed to be non-adherent to prevent them from sticking to the wound, reducing trauma during dressing changes.

Multi-Layer Construction: They often have a multi-layer construction, including a soft, non-woven top layer that is in contact with the wound, and an absorbent core to manage exudate. Some may also have a moisture-resistant backing to prevent strike-through.

Securement: Abdominal pads are generally held in place with the help of medical tape or a secondary bandage. Some may come with adhesive borders or tabs to facilitate secure attachment.

Post-Surgical Use: After abdominal surgery, these pads are commonly used to absorb blood and other fluids, protect the incision site, and promote a clean and sterile environment for healing.

Versatility: While primarily designed for abdominal wounds, these pads may also be used for other large wounds or as a primary dressing for wounds with significant drainage.

Disposable: Abdominal pads are typically disposable, and healthcare professionals follow specific protocols for their use, replacement, and disposal to maintain asepsis.

It’s important to note that the specific characteristics of abdominal pads may vary among different brands and products. The choice of dressing depends on the nature and size of the wound, the amount of exudate, and the healthcare provider’s recommendations. Healthcare professionals, including nurses and surgeons, play a crucial role in selecting and applying the appropriate wound care products based on individual patient needs and conditions.

 

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