Sterile and Non-Sterile Compresses for Wound Covering
Compresses serve as wound covers in medical wound treatment, and are considered among the most frequently used dressing materials in surgeries, operating theatres and hospitals. Depending on the purpose of the compress, they can either be sterile, e.g. for covering open wounds, or non-sterile, e.g. for ointment dressings. These multipurpose dressings are not only used for bandaging: These compresses can also be used as a bandage for haemostasis, where they are placed on the wound and apply pressure on the bleeding area from being fastened with rolled gauze or ideal bandages. Another purpose for compresses is for collecting bodily secretions, such as from highly moist wounds. For moist wound treatment, we offer special bandages, such as teh Suprasorb bandage for treating wounds with sensitive surrounding skin.
Compresses are usually precut into the proper sizes and packaged, ready for use. The compress is available in various styles and variations:
Ointment dressings treat by moistening the wound area
Absorbant compresses reliably soak up wound moisture
These compresses are used for treating highly secretious wounds. They are able to absorb and hem high amounts of wound exudate.