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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 with a wound care kit. 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 wound care 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 to support healing. 

The main purposes of using a bandage over a wound is to hold secondary dressings in place, to stop the wound from bleeding, to keep dirt and debris away from the fragile skin, and to secure a splint to the body, providing support to an injury. 

WellBefore has several different kinds of advanced wound care products for different kinds of wounds, like adhesive dressings  that can cover open wounds. Open wounds will need to be addressed in a timely manner and monitored incase of worsening symptoms or signs of infection, like fluid drainage. 

It’s important that a wound is covered but it’s essential that you perform dressing changes frequently to give your wounds room to breathe and reduce the risk of infection. 

For wounds like sprains and strains, WellBefore carries products like gelocast gauze pads 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.

Medical Gloves

It’s also important that when tending to someone’s wounds, you are also taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself. Medical gloves are critical medical supplies that make sure 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 irritation, 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 for ease of use, 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:

Gloves Sizing Chart

Medical Tape and Gauze

One of the best products for tending to wounds is gauze. Sterile gauze pads have multiple uses in health care, 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 fabric is more durable for greater protection and less friction 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. 

In Summary

It’s important to consider what is going to be most useful in securing your safety when it comes to buying wound care items. 

Your main priority should be keeping the wound clean, covered, and irritation 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:

Handling Injuries: From Small Cuts to Serious Wounds | Cleveland Clinic

Medical Gloves | FDA

Medical Gauze 101 | Wound Care Advisor