Gauze Pads

One of the most important components of any first-aid kits, gauze pads are small patches of open-weave fabric that are used to seal the wound and absorb all the exudate and debris from the wound. They are applied directly after the wound has been cleaned using an antiseptic. They are breathable pieces of cloth that allow oxygen to pass through and expedite the healing process. At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide range of different gauze pads from top selling manufacturers like Dynarex Corporation, Medline Industries, Covidien/Medtronic etc.

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Types of Gauze Pads

There are two major types of gauze pads:

  • Self-Adhesive Gauze Pads - An adhesive part is attached to the pad to directly apply it to the wound. It is faster and easier to use.
  • Non-Adhesive Gauze Pads - These gauze pads are larger in size and have higher absorbency but take time to be applied and have to be secured using medical tapes or self-adhesive bandages.

How to apply a Gauze Pad?

  • Firstly, wash your hands when applying the gauze pad so that the wound does not get contaminated.
  • In case of a non-adhesive gauze pad, first cut four piece of adhesive tape and begin sealing the gauze pad in position from the top. Secure all the sides of the pad.
  • In case of an adhesive gauze pad, clean the region it needs to applied to and gently press the pad on the sides of the wound. Do not press the wound.

Benefits of a Gauze Pads

  • Foremost protection barrier of a wound and are a go to option for all first aid deliveries 
  • Absorb the excess of fluids and blood and expedite the healing process 
  • Protect the wound from external contaminates 
  • Breathability allows oxygen to reach the wound which helps the wound heal faster