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