Gauze Rolls

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Features of Medical Gauze Rolls

  • Strong, durable and can be left in place for a number of days
  • Long piece of gauze wrap can be easily torn off to top of an injury
  • Used for different types of wounds, injuries, cuts, etc.
  • Can provide moderate compression
  • Hygienic and skin friendly

Types of Gauze Rolls based on Sterility

Based on the type of sterility, there are two types of gauze rolls, namely, sterile gauze rolls and non-sterile gauze rolls.

Sterile Gauze Rolls

Sterile gauze rolls are thin, absorbent dressings that are manufactured under special conditions to ensure that they are free of germs. They are usually used as primary dressings that are placed in direct contact with the wound because of their low risk of cross-contamination. Sterile gauze wraps come packed in their own special airtight packaging.

Non-Sterile Gauze Rolls

Non-sterile gauze rolls are usually used as secondary dressings that back up a primary dressing and absorb any exudate that is passed through the first layer. They can also be used as primary dressings by applying some antiseptic topping. These gauze rolls come loosely packed in paper wrappings or sleeves.

Importance of Gauze Roll Sizes

When buying gauze rolls, it is important to consider their size. Gauze rolls usually have two measurements, the first is width, and the second is length. Width is measured in inches and tells us how wide is the gauze wrap. Wider pieces are ideal for covering larger body areas whereas narrower pieces are ideal for covering smaller body areas like a minor scrape or a hurt finger. Length is measured in yards and tells us how long the roll will be from one end to the other when it is unwound completely.