Wound Dressings

Wound dressings are used primarily to cover and protect fresh injuries in which the skin is broken.

Wound dressings applied in a workplace setting may well be applied as a temporary measure while further first-aid and emergency supplies, or external medical care is sought. Even so, choosing the correct type of dressing will help greatly in allowing the healthy healing process of damaged tissue to begin, while greatly reducing the risk of contamination in the meantime.

What types of dressings are available and how are they used?

Most dressings are designed to be applied in direct contact with a wound - this is what most obviously distinguishes them from bandages. (Bandages are typically added as a secondary layer on top of a wound dressing, in order to hold the dressing in place and help support the injured area).

Many, though not all, of the dressings found in modern first-aid kits will be self-adhesive. This includes various types of plasters in a wide range of sizes with gauze or foam dressing pads incorporated, making them easy to apply quickly and tidily to an injured area. They provide cushioning and protection for the wound, both to prevent against further injury and to help keep the area clean.

  • Cloth dressings are sometimes sold on a roll for cutting to length, but are often supplied in a variety of pre-cut and individually packaged sizes; cloth conforms easily to injured body areas and is therefore a versatile option for most types of wound
  • Foam wound dressings are similarly versatile, but have the added benefit of being softer and more cushioned than basic cloth dressings, as well as being more absorbent; like cloth, they’re usually breathable, meaning that air can reach the wound while moisture is wicked away, promoting faster and more effective healing

Many of our pre-packed wound dressing kits also include handy plaster dispensers, making them even easier to grab quickly when required.


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 18 of 18 products
Results per page
Description Price Wound Dressing Type Dimensions
RS stock no. 189-0774
BrandRS PRO
R 82.68
Each
units
- 2.5 cm x 10m
RS stock no. 189-0755
Mfr. Part No.M6412
BrandAnscare
R 375.42
Each
units
Absorbent 10 x 10cm
RS stock no. 189-0772
Mfr. Part No.D4961
R 30.974
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Absorbent 5 x 5cm
RS stock no. 787-3559
BrandRS PRO
R 171.86
1 Box of 12
Box(es)
Adhesive 3.5 x 3.5cm
RS stock no. 787-3543
BrandRS PRO
R 184.55
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
Absorbent 18 x 18cm
RS stock no. 787-3568
BrandRS PRO
R 151.28
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Adhesive 8.6 x 6cm
RS stock no. 181-1518
BrandRS PRO
R 82.15
Each
units
Absorbent 10 x 18cm
RS stock no. 787-3644
BrandRS PRO
R 49.96
Each
units
- 10 x 10cm
RS stock no. 787-3552
BrandRS PRO
R 120.49
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
Eye Pads 10 x 8cm
RS stock no. 189-0754
BrandRS PRO
R 187.84
Each
units
- 15 x 18cm
RS stock no. 787-3631
BrandRS PRO
R 165.96
Each
units
Absorbent 10 cm x 3 m, 14 x 23cm
RS stock no. 787-3561
BrandRS PRO
R 112.30
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Absorbent 5 x 5cm
RS stock no. 787-3622
BrandRS PRO
R 91.88
Each
units
Absorbent 6 cm x 3 m, 8 x 12cm
RS stock no. 189-0762
BrandRS PRO
R 132.77
Each
units
- -
RS stock no. 787-3549
BrandRS PRO
R 114.91
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
Absorbent 12 x 12cm
RS stock no. 189-0768
BrandRS PRO
R 10.574
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- 10 x 8cm
RS stock no. 787-3650
BrandRS PRO
R 183.87
1 Box of 100
Box(es)
Gauze 10 x 10cm
RS stock no. 787-3669
BrandRS PRO
R 86.47
1 Box of 10
Box(es)
Gauze 7.5 x 7.5cm