- Square shaped bandage used for cuts or injuries that are short in length;
- Rectangular shaped bandages are for cuts or injuries that are long in length;
- Long shaped bandages are used for cuts or injuries that are also used for long lesions. Most suited for wounds located on the fingers;
- Round shaped bandages are used for cuts or injuries located on the knees or eye, as these areas are awkward and require a specialized shape of bandage.
- Gauze adhesive bandages are portable and convenient for use when travelling, and can easily be stored in a first aid kit;
- Gauze bandages are easy to use and need little instruction;
- Gauze bandages protect the wound and assist in the healing process;
- Provides an extra level of protection above a regular bandage for wounds that are more severe and need a heightened level of protection;
- Gauze bandage is extremely affordable, making it accessible to a wide range of people.
Gauze adhesive bandages are ideal for protecting and facilitating the healing process of a cut, abrasion, blister, or other injury that is more severe than a minor injury, and requires a higher level of protection than that offered by a regular bandage. Gauze adhesive bandages protect injuries from friction, exposure, and further damage which may worsen the wound and consequently prolong the healing time.
To apply the bandage, ensure the wound is cleaned thoroughly to remove any debris or foreign bodies. Ensure the shape and size of the bandage is applicable to the area of the body that the bandage is being applied to. Place a dressing over the wound, and then apply the bandage with the adhesive pad over the wound. Take care not to touch the wound, as this may aggravate it. Changing the bandage and dressing daily is recommended. If the bandage gets wet or soiled, it should be replaced with a fresh bandage.
It is imperative that gauze adhesive bandages are not used if the packaging or seal is compromised. Evidence of this may suggest tampering or loss of sterility. If one should come across bandages inside comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely.
- It is important that gauze adhesive bandages are not reused. Once used, the device is not fit to be salvaged for further used, as sterilization cannot be retained. Re-using bandages can result in infections being transmitted;
- Must prepare the bandages for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- Because this bandage is adhesive, a dressing should be laid over the wound first. Directly applying the adhesive bandage to the wound can result in burning the wound;
- Gauze adhesive bandages should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Failure to do so may dry the bandage up, decreasing its healing properties;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any bandages that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- If bandages have blood or any other bodily substance on it, it must be handled as biohazard waste.
The ranges of gauze adhesive bandages offered by AdvaCare are composed of high quality non-oven spunlace.