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1

give 4 indications for bandage use?

Support suture lines
early wound management
Managing granulation tissue
owner convenience

2

4 functions bandages can serve?

Obliderate dead space
reduce limb edema
control hemorrhage
control granulation tissue

3

2 ways the bandage can help manage the wound environment

pH and temperature effects
help keep in topical medications

4

3 ideal bandage properties?

Inexpensive
comformable
inert
gas permeable
easily sterilized

5

3 layers of a bandage

Primary contact layer (dressing)
Secondary intermediate layer (padding and absorbtion)
Tertiary outer layer which is occlusive

6

3 functions of the primary layer

sterile barrier
maintain would contact
conduct exudate (capillary action)

7

3 classifications of adherent dressings?

Dry to dry
wet to dry
wet to wet

8

Purpose of a debriding dressing? construction?

debriding dressing, removes exudate or superficial granulation tissue
open weave formation

9

purpose of a wet to dry dressing

Debridement, reduces exudate viscosity, enhanced capillary action and topical antibacterials can be applied

10

Purpose of a wet to wet dressing

Enhanced capillary action for high fluid producing wounds, minimal adherence and debridement

11

Non adherent primary layer dressings are what?

Gentle on tissue

12

Non adherent primary dressings come in what types?

Occlusive
semi occlusive
non occlusive

13

3 examples of non adherent primary layer dressings

petrolatum impregnated
telfa
polyethylene glycol

14

purpose of the secondary layer? (3)

Absorbtion
pressure distribution
support

15

purpose of the secondary layer? (3)

Absorbtion
pressure distribution
support

16

Main 2 functions of the tertiary layer?

Pressure application
protection from elements

17

Where do you use tie over bandages?

Stent bandages are used in difficult to bandage areas such as the ear

18

2 types of vacuum bandage

Adhesive steridrape
Suction apparatus