Wound Care Supplies To Keep On Hand
You never know when you will need to tend to a scrape or gash, so it’s always best to be prepared. Injury can happen anywhere—on a hike with your friends, while cutting potatoes for dinner, or when watching your children play outside.
There are different supplies that you should want on hand to ensure that whatever you are tending to is cleaned up and taken care of as best as possible. Keep reading to find out what products we carry here at WellBefore that are a must in your first aid kit.
Bandages and Dressings
Believe it or not, the first thing you should do when addressing a wound (especially a scrape or cut) is to wash it with soap and water. Once you have done this, you will want to put a bandage on it, exchanging it at least once a day.
The main purposes of using a bandage over a wound is to hold a dressing in place, to stop the wound from bleeding, and to secure a splint to the body, providing support to an injury.
WellBefore has several different kinds of bandages, like adhesive ones that can cover open wounds with. Open wounds will need to be addressed in a timely manner and monitored incase of worsening symptoms. It’s important that a wound is covered but it’s essential that you change out the bandage frequently to give your wounds room to breathe.
For wounds like sprains and strains, WellBefore carries products like gelocast gauze and compression bandages, which are better for stabilizing muscle and bone stress. For any wound you need to dress, WellBefore has the product for your wound care needs.
It’s also important that when tending to someone’s wounds, you are also taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself. Medical gloves make sure that both you and the wounded are protected from any unwanted infections or bacteria.
With WellBefore’s variety of medical gloves, you can have your pick of the crop! We offer latex and powder free gloves to accommodate for allergens and irritants, as well a variety of sizes so that no matter which brand you decide on, we will have a product that fits you.
Most gloves are disposable, so after your one usage tending to the wound, feel free to discard them. You want to make sure that the size you are buying is the right one for you with medical gloves. If the glove doesn't fit, it may rip and expose your skin to harmful products. Measure your hand using the guide below to figure out the best fit for you:
Medical Tape and Gauze
One of the best products for tending to wounds is gauze. Gauze has multiple uses, like cleansing, protecting, and covering wounds.
Gauze sponges are great for single-use when cleaning wounds, and are small enough to keep on you for emergencies. Closely woven gauze is best for greater protection while loose woven gauze is better for absorbency, so it’s good to know which product you will need in order to meet your specific needs. In order for your gauze to stay fastened to your skin, we offer multiple kinds of medical tape to ensure that your wound will stay concealed.
We also offer waterproof tape that allows for breathability and flexibility to the skin around your wound, that stays secure even through showers and rain.
It’s important to consider what is going to be most useful in securing your safety when it comes to buying wound supplies.
Your main priority should be keeping the wound clean, covered, and infection-free. WellBefore wants to ensure that you feel confident and reliable to take care of yourself and loved ones if an injury occurs, and by being supplied with the basics, you can feel comfortable in protecting yourself and others!
WellBefore is a family-owned, US-based online supplier of personal protective equipment. We have multiple brands and products that are aimed at taking care of your individual needs. We have the product you need to get back to feeling safe.
WellBefore is proud to offer discounted rates to police, military, healthcare, and front-line personnel.
Sources:Medical Gauze 101 | Wound Care Advisor