- Gauze rolls are portable and convenient for use when travelling, and can easily be stored in a first aid kit;
- Gauze rolls are easy to use and need little instruction;
- Numerous sizes and shapes of gauze rolls to choose from. Some areas of the body will require a larger gauze roll, such as a large portion of the abdomen. The AdvaCare range of gauze rolls accommodates every area of the body;
- Gauze rolls protect the wound and assist in the healing process by securing the primary dressing in place;
- Gauze rolls provide compression to wounds;
- Rolls can be used in conjunction with an antibiotic cream to offer protection against bacterial infections;
- Gauze rolls are extremely affordable, making it accessible to a wide range of people.
Gauze rolls are ideal for protecting and facilitating the healing process of a cut, abrasion, blister, or other injury that is relatively minor. The rolls are wrapped over the primary dressing of a wound, acting as the secondary dressing. It fastens the primary dressing into place, and provides moderate compressions to the wound as well. Gauze rolls protect injuries from friction, exposure, and further damage which may worsen the wound and consequently prolong the healing time.
To apply the roll, ensure the wound is cleaned thoroughly to remove any debris or foreign bodies. Ensure the shape and size of the primary dressing is applicable to the area of the body that it is being applied to. Once the primary dressing is in place, the gauze roll (of appropriate size and shape depending on wound size and location on the body) can be wrapped around over it, fortifying the wound as it serves as the secondary dressing. Take care not to touch the wound, as this may aggravate it. Secure the gauze roll in place. Changing the primary dressing and the gauze roll on a frequent basis is recommended. Some wounds that expel a lot of blood or other fluids such as pus may saturate the primary dressing and subsequently bleed through and soak into the secondary, gauze roll dressing. If the gauze roll gets wet or soiled, it should be replaced with a fresh roll as soon as possible. If the wound is expelling high volumes of blood or fluids and the dressings in place appears unable to manage it, medical assistance should be sought after.
It is imperative that gauze rolls 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 rolls inside comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely.
- It is important that gauze rolls are not reused. Once used, the device is not fit to be salvaged for further used, as sterilization cannot be retained. Re-using gauze rolls can result in infections being transmitted;
- Must prepare the rolls for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- Gauze rolls provide moderate levels of compression to a wound. It is important that it is not wrapped too tightly around the wound, which may cause lack of circulation and cause more harm;
- Gauze rolls are more suitable to treat minor cuts and lesions. If a wound is more severe, or is bleeding, a stronger, more robust bandage would be required to reinforce the primary dressing, for example an adhesive gauze bandage;
- Gauze rolls should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Failure to do so may dry the roll up, decreasing its healing properties;
- Gauze rolls are not fit to be used as a primary dressing. It should only be used as a secondary dressing to secure the first dressing into position;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any rolls that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- If gauze rolls have blood or any other bodily substance on it, it must be handled as biohazard waste.
The range of gauze rolls offered by AdvaCare is composed of high quality, 100% cotton.