Wound Care, Cut Treatments, Cold Packs
Wound Care: An Essential Part of Your First Aid Guide
All Safety Products carries a full range of wound care and first aid products such as emergency medical kits, wound care supplies, cut treatment products, cold packs and more to meet your specific wound care needs.
In Wound Care treatment, remember some basic things:
Some Blood Is Good
Blood helps to clean wounds, so some bleeding is good. Most small cuts and scrapes stop bleeding pretty quickly, but you can help by applying firm, gentle pressure with gauze or a tissue. If blood starts to soak through, layer another piece of gauze or tissue on top of the older one and don't remove the old one or you may reopen the wound and start the bleeding once again.
In Providing Cut Treatment, Clean Cuts and Scrapes Gently
Search this section for
3M Nexcare Reusable Cold/Hot Therapy Packs
Johnson & Johnson Non-Sterile Cotton Balls
Swift First Aid Instant Cold Pack
Performance Fabrics HexArmor® Medium 9" Single Layer Cut#PF3AG10009S-M
In providing cut treatment or treating scrapes, your first step is fairly easy to first soothe and clean the wound with cool water. Then proceed to remove any pebbles or splinters with alcohol-sterilized tweezers. Gently wash around the wound with soap and a washcloth. Do not use any irritating soap, iodine, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide as this may aggravate the cut or scrape. Usually fresh, clean water should be all you need.
Do You Need an Antibiotic Cream?
Antibiotic creams and ointments not only keep wounds moist but they can reduce the risks of infection. If you do use an antibiotic, apply a thin layer on the wound. Certain antibiotic ingredients can trigger a rash in some people. If you get a rash, stop using that ointment.
When Do You apply a Bandage?
If your scrape will be rubbed by clothes, cover it with a bandage. An uncovered scab or scrape is at risk of reopening or infection. When in doubt, cover it up with an adhesive bandage to keep out the bacteria (and prying fingers), then change the bandage daily.
Signs of Adhesive or Latex Allergy
If you feel like it's itchy, blistery, or burning under your bandage, you may have an allergy to the adhesive used in some bandages. For sensitive skin, try switching to sterile gauze and paper tape, or an adhesive-free dressing.
Look for Signs of Healing
Our bodies are pretty miraculous in the healing process. Almost as soon as you get a cut or scrape, your body begins healing your injury. White blood cells attack infection-causing bacteria. Platelets, red blood cells, and fibrin create a jelly-like clot over the wound and soon a protective scab forms. If your wound gets itchy, be gentle -- you want that scab to stay where it is.
The information on All Safety Products First Aid resource section details information that can further assist you in selecting the correct safety First Aid products to ensure ANSI compliance as well as other applicable codes.
Contact All Safety Products today to locate the wound care products that best meet your needs or request a quote for wound care and first aid products such as emergency medical kits, wound care supplies, cut treatment products, cold packs and more to meet your specific wound care needs.