Definition : Short (usually less than 4 inches/10 cm) in length and narrow (typically 1 to 2 inches/2.5 to 5 cm) flexible strips evenly covered on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, which are designed to cover a wound and/or approximate the skin edges of a wound, or to attach dressings or other small devices (e.g., intravenous catheters) to the skin. These strips are usually made of cloth (e.g., cotton), plastic, paper, and/or other materials; some strips include a central wound pad. Adhesive strips are intended for single use (i.e., disposable); they are usually supplied in precut sizes and/or shapes that are packaged sterile. Multipurpose adhesive strips with hypoallergenic, waterproof, and/or antimicrobial properties are available; dedicated strips intended for wound closure are also available.
Entry Terms : "Adhesive Strip Bandages" , "Bandages/Dressings, Adhesive" , "Band Aids"
UMDC code : 10026