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.


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RS Stock No. 787-3644
BrandRS PRO
TWD90.00
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RS Stock No. 787-3631
BrandRS PRO
TWD349.00
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Absorbent
RS Stock No. 189-0768
BrandRS PRO
TWD17.30
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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RS Stock No. 787-3559
BrandRS PRO
TWD358.00
1 Box of 12
Box(es)
Adhesive
RS Stock No. 189-0762
BrandRS PRO
TWD254.00
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RS Stock No. 189-0770
BrandRS PRO
TWD11.20
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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RS Stock No. 189-0767
BrandRS PRO
TWD13.70
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RS Stock No. 189-0771
BrandRS PRO
TWD18.00
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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RS Stock No. 787-3552
BrandRS PRO
TWD243.00
1 Bag of 6
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Eye Pads
RS Stock No. 787-3669
BrandRS PRO
TWD165.00
1 Box of 10
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Gauze
RS Stock No. 787-3568
BrandRS PRO
TWD292.00
1 Box of 25
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Adhesive
RS Stock No. 181-1518
BrandRS PRO
TWD165.00
Each
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Absorbent
RS Stock No. 787-3561
BrandRS PRO
TWD221.00
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Absorbent
RS Stock No. 189-0755
Mfr. Part No.M6412
BrandAnscare
TWD820.00
Each
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Absorbent
RS Stock No. 787-3543
BrandRS PRO
TWD369.00
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
Absorbent
RS Stock No. 189-0772
Mfr. Part No.D4961
TWD61.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Absorbent
RS Stock No. 189-0754
BrandRS PRO
TWD370.00
Each
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RS Stock No. 189-0774
BrandRS PRO
TWD146.00
Each
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RS Stock No. 787-3622
BrandRS PRO
TWD193.00
Each
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Absorbent
RS Stock No. 787-3549
BrandRS PRO
TWD232.00
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
Absorbent