Dressings, Impregnated, Antimicrobial

Definition : Dressings impregnated with antimicrobial agents (e.g., silver). The most common substrate used in these dressings is gauze, but alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, and hydrogel are also used. Antimicrobial dressings reduce the number of and/or kill microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses); they are intended mainly to reduce the risk of infections in wounds, burns, and skin grafts.

Entry Terms : "Germicidal Dressings" , "Antimicrobial Dressings" , "Dressings, Germicidal" , "Burn Dressings" , "Dressings, Burn" , "Dressings, Semi-Occlusive" , "Semi-Occlusive Dressings" , "Sponges, Germicidal"

UMDC code : 11324

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