Hydrocolloid dressings are indicated for partial or full-thickness wounds, with light to moderate drainage. They can be changed up to 3x/week.
Total Wound Care Solutions is pleased to offer the following brands of hydrocolloid dressings:
Benefits of Hydrocolloid Dressings
Hydrocolloid dressings are wafer dressings that contain gel-forming agents. The gel-forming agents are attached to a waterproof outer layer. The outer layer is often made out of polyurethane. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. Hydrocolloid dressings are available with and without an adhesive border.
Hydrocolloids provide a moist and insulated healing environment that can protect wounds while allowing the body’s natural enzymes to help heal the wounds. The dressing molds around the wound to insulate it so that the body doesn’t have to use as much energy to heal the wound.
These dressings are made for wound areas that are typically difficult to dress, such as elbows and heels. Hydrocolloids are patient-friendly because they don’t need to be changed as often as other wound dressings and they’re easy to apply.
Hydrocolloid dressings are indicated for wounds that are:
- Clean and uninfected
- Partial to full-thickness
- Dry with light to moderate drainage
- Free of dirt or other debris
They are also appropriate dressings to use as protective layers for wounds that are partially healed or recently healed because they are flexible and water-resistant.
Order Hydrocolloid Dressing from TWS
As your one-stop-shop wound care supplier, Total Wound Care Solutions carries all of the hydrocolloid used in doctor’s offices, clinics, and wound care centers. If you need a hydrocolloid dressing not listed here, contact us and we will work with you to get it. We have multiple ways to order, so you can have your wound care dressings delivered with ease. Call us at 888-858-9988 for more information on ordering or to find a local representative.