Definition : Dressings impregnated or coated with substances (e.g., antimicrobial agents, charcoal, petrolatum, saline) that are intended for additional specific functions as well as to cover and protect a wound. These dressings are usually made of absorbent materials such as gauze, nonwoven fabric, and alginate that are easily impregnated and/or covered with the appropriate substance. Impregnated dressings are used to prevent infection, reduce adhesion, or absorb odors.
Entry Terms : "Impregnated Dressings"
UMDC code : 24814