Fibers derived from brown seaweed or kelp. Available in a pad or a rope and can be impregnated with calcium, silver, or honey.
Available in beads, creams, foams, gels, ointments, pads, pastes, pillows, powders, sheets, and strands. Can be impregnated with silver, cadexomer iodine, iodine tincture, or polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB).
Derived from bovine, equine, porcine, and/or avian sources, this dressing is available in a pad, sheet, particle, powder, and/or alginate and can be impregnated with silver.
Multiple layers that incorporate a semi- or non-adherent pad. There is an assortment of sizes available for this dressing.
CONTACT LAYERS/NONADHERENT DRESSING
Woven or perforated material to line a wound bed, to protect a graft site or fragile epithelium. There is an assortment of sizes available for this dressing, and they can be impregnated with silicone or silver.
Polyurethane or polymer solutions capable of holding large amounts of fluid. They are available in bordered or non-bordered forms, layers, and strips; thickness varies. They can be impregnated with silver, honey, methylene blue, gentian violet, or silicone.
Non-woven or woven sponges, strips, pads, bordered and can be impregnated with hydrogel, silver, or honey.
Composed of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, blended super absorbents, gelling fibers are available in pads, ropes, and bordered. They can be impregnated with hydrogel, silver, or honey.
Made of gelatin, pectin, polysaccharides, or sodium carboxymethylcellulose, hydrocolloids are available in an assortment of sizes, shapes, wafers, pastes, powders, gels, sheets, films, and thin or thick available. They can be impregnated with silicone, alginate, silver, honey, or charcoal.
Glycerin and water based, hydrogels are available in gauzes, gels, and sheets and can be impregnated with silver or collagen.
SPECIALTY ABSORBENTS/SUPER ABSORBENTS
Multilayer system of highly absorptive fibers, such as cellulose, cotton, or rayon.
Polymer membranes that are impermeable to liquid, water, and bacteria. They are permeable to moisture vapor and atmospheric gases. They are available in an assortment of sizes, sheets, and roll style and come in sterile and bulk. They can be impregnated with silver.
A special type of bandage which provides support to help treat venous leg ulcers and manage leg swelling.