Frequently Asked Questions on Abdominal/Combine Pads


What is an abdominal pad?
Abdominal pad also called as ABD pad is a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery.
Abdominal Pads are filled with cellulose fibers, making them super-absorbent. The fibers quickly absorb and disperse fluids laterally, to prevent pooling and maceration. The backing is constructed of a hydrophobic material, preventing strike-through. All edges are sealed to prevent linting.
Which way does the blue stripe of Kendall Curity Abdominal Pad go during application?
The blue stripe of Kendall Curity Abdominal Pad should go up. Remember "Blue to the sky."
What are Kendall Curity Abdominal Pad indications?
- Primary layer for heavily exudating wounds
- Secondary layer for heavily exudating wounds
- Padding for pressure points
- Anywhere high absorbency is needed
What are Kendall Curity Abdominal Pads indications for use?
- Place Kendall Dermacea Abdominal Pad over the wound bed
- Secure with a wrap
- Place over a primary dressing
- Secure with wrap
- Ensure blue strip is away from the wound i.e. "Blue to the sky"