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What are Composite Dressings?

Composite dressings are multi-layered and combine physically distinct components into one single dressing to treat varying problems. They can be used as primary dressings - over sutures, skin tears, etc. - or as secondary dressings - with impregnated gauzes or wound fillers. Easy to apply and remove, these dressings are designed for low-to-moderate exudates. They are conformable and flexible enough to be used with most types of wounds. This cost-effective dressing stretches with the skin to promote extended wear time.

How do Composite Wound Dressings work?

Each layer of the composite dressing has a distinct characteristic. When all layers are combined into one, they offer multiple functions in one dressing. Different layers provide varying functions, such as absorption and adhesion. They act as a bacterial barrier and keep out other contaminants, as well as maintain a moist environment around the wound to promote healing.

Features of Composite Multilayered Dressings



Some of these dressings are contraindicated for use on stage IV pressure ulcers. Not all composite dressings can be used on lightly exuding wounds because some of them may dry out the wound bed. Not recommended for use on fragile skin if adhesives are used.

Types of Composite Dressings

Composite dressings are available as semi-adherent and non-adherent pads. The collection may include an adhesive border of non-woven fabric tape of transparent film. These dressings can be used with topical medications.
Stratasorb composite island dressings have four layers that cover all stages of wound care. They are suitable for shallow and deep wounds, pressure injuries, partial- and full-thickness wounds, and incision sites.
The Smith & Nephew Covrsite Plus composite dressing is waterproof and manages acute or chronic wounds. It protects the wound from contamination by urines and feces.

Where to buy Composite and Cover Dressings online?

Choose from a range of composite dressings for the treatment of wounds, including absorbent composite wound dressing, composite non-adherent dressing, adherent composite dressing, film composite dressing, island composite dressing, and more. There are several quality brands to buy from, such as TenderWet, COVRSITE, Alldress, Allevyn, Covaderm, Leukomed, OPSITE, etc.

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Frequently asked questions

Composite dressings combine varied components into a single product to address varying wound care needs and offer effective wound care management. They can be used both as primary and secondary dressings to provide a bacterial barrier and for absorption plus adhesion. Composite dressings can be used with topical medications.

Composite dressings can be used for light-to-heavy exuding wounds and on healthy granulation and necrotic tissue. They can be used on:

  • Post-operative wounds
  • Laceration and abrasions
  • Skin grafts and donor sites
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Stage I-IV pressure ulcers
  • Dermal ulcers

The bottom layer of a composite dressing is generally made of a semi or non-adherent material. This layer pushes moisture up into the next layer. It prevents the dressing from sticking to the granulating tissue of the wound bed and allows healing to continue.

The second or middle layer incorporates an absorptive material that wicks moisture away from the wound bed. This keeps the wound moist but does not allow skin maceration. It assists in inhibiting growth of bacteria.

The uppermost layer protects the wound from bacteria and allows air circulation. It prevents the moisture from leaking to the top layer thus reducing dressing change.

  • Composite dressings are versatile and effective on both partial and full thickness wounds
  • The waterproof nature of composite dressings makes it suitable on areas at risk of exposure to moisture due to incontinence
  • Composite dressings act as barrier to bacteria and other contaminants
  • Composite dressings can be applied and removed with ease like a Band-Aid

Features of composite dressings include:
  • Moldable
  • Promote autolytic debridement
  • Suitable for use on infected wounds
  • Easy application and removal
  • Multiple size and shapes