Swabs & Compresses
Compresses serve as wound dressing, not only for the protection of the wound surface, but they also help absorb bodily fluids like blood. Therefore, Praxisdienst offers different non-sterile and sterile compresses in a variety of sizes and versions.. More information on swabs and compresses
Editors: Karen Lebowski & Oliver Megatli
Sterile and Non-Sterile Swabs for Covering Wounds
Compresses often serve in wound care, e.g. as wound covers, and are considered among the most frequently used dressing materials in first aid, surgeries, operating theatres and hospitals. Depending on their application, the pads are either sterile (e.g. for covering open wounds) or nonsterile (e.g. for ointment dressings).
Compresses for Wound Care
Depending on the injury or wound, one can choose between different types of compresses and swabs. Fleece and gauze pads, for example, are often used in general wound care. While fleece swabs are used for treating wounds with light to medium exudation, gauze swabs are used for heavily exuding wounds. This is due to the fact, that gauze dressings consist of a wide-meshed, breathable fabric made from degreased cotton.
ES compresses, a special type of gauze compresses are particularly popular, due to their good absorbency and folded edges that prevent fraying of the ends. The lint free gauze wound dressings can both be used in making dressings and as swabs in surgical procedures.
Heavily exuding wounds are often treated with absorbent compresses. They are characterised by a particularly high absorption capacity and contain a layer of special fleece to prevent seepage, thus effectively protecting the patient's clothing. In the case of dirty, infected and festering wounds, we recommend the use of special absorbent dressings, like the Vliwaktiv Ag Activated Charcoal Dressing. With help of its silver-impregnated activated carbon fibres, it absorbs wound odours and toxins, and has an antibacterial effect, especially against MRSA.
To support wound healing, we also offer individually packed, ready-to-use ointment compresses. They contain an ointment that keeps the wound edges supple and promotes wound healing. Additionally, we offer gel dressings like the Suprasorg G, that moisturise the wound and dissolve necroses and wound debris.
Wound Dressings from Name Brand Manufacturers.
With Praxisdienst, you will find a large assortment of medical gauze, swabs and compresses from name brands, like the ES compresses from Paul Hartmann, that are available as non-sterile and sterile gauze swabs, or the 8-ply gauze swabs from Teqler, where two compresses each are sealed in a peel pack.
Additionally, we offer a large variety of sterile and non-sterile non-woven swabs, like the MaiMed VK non-woven swab made from viscose and polyester, or swabs that are made of a combination of cellulose and non-woven material.
We offer traditional gauze, cotton swabs, fleece swabs, as well as special compresses, like the non-adherent Metalline Compress from Lohmann-Rauscher, whose aluminium-coated wound side prevents adhesion to the wound and whose absorbent layer captures blood and secretions - or the Pro-optha eye dressing, that is used in wound care after eye surgery.
You would like to buy swabs and compresses for your medical practice or for use in the hospital, but have questions about our products? Do you need dressing materials, net bandages, short-stretch bandages in various sizes, absorbent gauze, gauze rolls, or other wound care products and consumables? Our customer service team will gladly advise you!