Gauze Pads, Gauze Sponges and Tweezers
The Advantages of Using Gauze and Gauze Sponges
There are many good advantages to using gauze and gauze sponges. Gauze sponges are used in wound care for absorbing body fluids and providing protection from dirt and bacteria. Gauze is a commonly used surgical dressing made of cotton, sewn with a loose weave. There are several types of gauze sponges to choose from, including ABD pads, non-adhering dressing, gauze fluff rolls, self-adhering foam, and 2 x 2 inch (5.08 x 5.08 cm) and 4 x 4 inch (10.16 x 10.16 cm) gauze sponges. The type you choose is dependent upon the size and location of the wound.
Gauze and gauze sponges are both highly absorbent and are often used as a first line of defense against heavy bleeding, in addition to covering surgical wounds to prevent exposure at the early critical stages of the healing process until the wounds can safety be left uncovered to open air. Because of their versatility, gauze and gauze sponges offer a number of advantages for first-aid practitioners.
Some of the specific advantages for Gauze and Gauze Sponges are:
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