Features of Xeroform Occlusive Dressing
- Bacteriostatic/antibiotic agent speeds up healing by stopping the bacteria from reproducing
- Xeroform Dressing is available in Patch, Overwrap, Roll, and Strip options
- Occlusive Xeroform Gauze Dressing maintains a moist environment
- Saturated with 3% Bismuth Tribromophenate Petrolatum solution, it prevents signs of infection and deodorizes the wound
- A wide variety of shapes and sizes are available
- It can also be cut to wound size
- Easy to apply
- Sterile bandage
What are the Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing uses?
Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing uses mentioned below:
- Intended for use as a primary contact layer in dressing wounds like
- It can also be used as an initial layer in dressing surgical wounds with light exudate where mild medication and deodorization are desired.
Who can use Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing?
- Medical professionals who need to treat a variety of wound types.
- Individuals who have wounds or surgical sites that still need to heal will also find these dressings helpful.
What to buy with Xeroform Petrolatum Occlusive Dressing
How to apply Covidien Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing?
- Cleanse wound with saline solution or sterile water
- Gently pat dry surrounding skin
- Place Xeroform dressing directly over wound or into the wound
- The dressing will cling and conform to the body
- Choose a secondary dressing to cover the xeroform dressing such as a transparent film, tape or roll gauze to secure
How often to change Xeroform Occlusive Gauze Dressing?
It is recommended to change dressing on a daily basis to maintain a moist, non-adherent environment
- Should not be used on patients with hypersensitivity to Bismuth Tribromophenate
- Irritation may develop with a history of atopy (predisposition to hypersensitivity)
Xeroform Occlusive Gauze Dressing FAQs
Is Xeroform antibacterial?
Xeroform is a fine mesh gauze made of petrolatum that contains 3% bismuth tribromophenate. Antimicrobial properties of bismuth are similar to those of other metals.
Is Xeroform good for skin tears?
- Cover the skin tear or skin flap with Xeroform dressing, then dry gauze and/or roll gauze.
- Allow Xeroform/flap to rest for 3-5 days.
- PRN soilage may require a change in outer dressing.
Does Xeroform prevent infection?
By preventing desiccation and mechanical trauma, Xeroform is biocompatible, reduces infection, and improves burn wound healing.
How long does Xeroform gauze dressing remains on wounds?
Xeroform Occlusive Gauze Dressing needs to be changed every 3-5 days.
Can you put Xeroform dressing on an open wound?
It is often put on open wounds and skin grafts to help keep them moist.
Can the dressings get wet?
It is not recommended to soak the Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing. If it does get wet, pat it dry or change it.
What is the difference between an occlusive and non-occlusive dressing?
An occlusive dressing is completely nonpermeable and keeps out all air and moisture. A non-occlusive dressing allows air to pass through it.
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