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basic dressing set

Basic Dressing Set


1pc Gallipot tray with 3 compartments

6pcs Cotton wool balls 0.5gm

4pcs Gauze swabs, 13 thread, 7.5×7.5cm

1pc Dissecting forcep

1pc Waterproof drape

1pc Sterile field

1pc Hand towel

1pc Limpet bag

A basic dressing set is a sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to promote healing and protect the wound from further harm. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, as distinguished from a bandage, which is most often used to hold a dressing in place. Many modern dressings are self-adhesive. A basic dressing set can have a number of purposes, depending on the type, severity and position of the wound, although all purposes are focused on promoting recovery and protecting from further harm. Key purposes of a dressing are:
  • Stem bleeding – to help to seal the wound to expedite the clotting process;
  • Protection from infection – to defend the wound against germs and mechanical damage;
  • Absorb exudate – to soak up blood, plasma, and other fluids exuded from the wound, containing it/them in one place and preventing maceration;
  • Ease pain – either by a medicated analgesic effect, compression or simply preventing pain from further trauma;
  • Debride the wound – to remove slough and foreign objects from the wound to expedite healing;
  • Reduce psychological stress – to obscure a healing wound from the view of the patient and others.

Types of Basic Dressing Set

  • Absorption of exudate, to regulate the moisture level surrounding the wound- for example, dry gauzes absorb exudate strongly, drying the wound, hydrocolloids maintain a moist environment and film dressings do not absorb exudate;
  • Gas permeability and exchange, especially with regard to oxygen and water vapour;
  • Maintaining the optimum temperature to encourage healing;
  • Mechanically debriding a wound to remove slough.
  • Pressure dressings are commonly used to treat burns and after skin grafts. They apply pressure and prevent fluids from collecting in the tissue.
  • Dressings can also regulate the chemical environment of a wound, usually with the aim of preventing infection by the impregnation of topical antiseptic chemicals. Commonly used antiseptics include povidone-iodine, boracic lint dressings or historically castor oil. Antibiotics are also often used with dressings to prevent bacterial infection. 
basic dressing set