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Is bandage the same as gauze


Gauze is a kind of textile raw material, gauze is very light, longitude and weft are also very sparse, in its surface can be seen very obvious grid pattern. Gauze can be made of pure cotton, chemical fibers or blends. It can also be made in layers, double layers or multilayers by different processes. It can even be dyed, bleached or whitened in color. There are many kinds of gauze, its use is also diverse, such as gauze hug quilt, gauze saliva towel and so on.

Bandage is a kind of commonly used medical material, which is usually made of gauze or cotton cloth. Among bandages, the simplest and most common is a single bandage, which can be applied to the limbs, head, chest, abdomen, etc. When dressing, appropriate thickness of cotton can be sandwiched between the bandages, in addition to preventing infection, can also play a role in fixing the injury. In addition to the medical bandage, there is a sports protective watchband, it has a good elasticity and scalability, can protect the joints in the movement.

Second, the difference between bandages and gauze
Introduction to medical bandages

Medical bandages are mainly divided into gauze bandages and elastic bandages, which are mainly used for dressing wounds and preventing wound infection. Surgery, orthopedics, varicose veins of the lower extremities, blood circulation to prevent swelling of the limbs and the bandaging of swelling diseases after the removal of limbs fracture plaster.

1, all cotton gauze bandage: mainly used for hospital surgery and family external wound dressing after dressing, fixation.
2, elastic bandage: mainly used for lower extremity varicose veins, orthopedics and other patients with fixation bandage, to improve blood circulation, prevent limb swelling. It can also replace the multi-head abdominal belt after surgery, and is used for pressure dressing of different parts of the human body or general wound dressing.

Precautions for the purchase and use of medical bandages: ① They are generally sold as non-sterilized medical products. If the medical bandage is used on the wound site, it should be used in isolation from the wound. ② Look at the appearance of the product when choosing medical bandages. The product shall be white, without macula, no pollution, no serious weave defects or broken wire.
(2) Introduction of medical gauze

Medical gauze refers to defatted gauze: it needs to be sterilized by high temperature and double-bleached by chlorine and oxygen. Used for medical supplies, etc. Used especially for dressing wounds after disinfection. To purchase regular medical gauze, its packaging is sterilized before leaving the factory, as long as the packaging is intact, has not expired, is safe, but we should pay attention to open the packaging did not run out of bacteria belong to the. Yellow gauze is oil gauze is not only the function of disinfection, its convergence wounds on the medication and diminish inflammation and prevent the gauze and wound synechia, ordinary sterile gauze is not the role, if the wound wound exudate, using ordinary gauze will let gauze and flesh sticking together, when they remove the cause wound bleeding again.

1. Composition of medical gauze: Medical gauze is made of cotton fiber of mature seeds without repeated processing, which is woven into muslin cloth through spinning, and then defatted, bleached and refined into defatted gauze for medical use. Medical gauze products are generally in the form of folding and drum.
(1) Fold the pieces of gauze into the required size, and then fold with the flip plate to reach the required layer, and then small packaging.
(2) Roll the bleached gauze into a roll, which has one layer, two layers, three layers, four layers, according to the need.
2, use: mainly suitable for hospital, infirmary surgery and family health care, such as one-time blood feeding, dressing.
3, basic quality requirements whiteness: the whiteness of medical gauze should not be less than 80 degrees.
4, the purchase and use of matters needing attention: the purchase of medical gauze should first look at the packaging logo and product instructions of the finished product. Generally, there are two ways to supply finished products, one is non-aseptic way and the other is aseptic way. Whether the factory leaves the factory in sterile or non-sterile manner, it should be clearly stated on the product manual or the package of the finished product, so as to facilitate the purchase and use of users.