|Type:||First-Aid Devices||Brand Name:||BAUER BANDAGE||Place of Origin:||Czech Republic|
The Bauer Bandage is a sorption covering bandage / wound care dressing that is made of activated carbon textile.
The Bauer Bandage® is a sorption covering bandage / wound care dressing that is made of activated carbon textile. This is the first activated carbon fabric created for direct contact with a wound surface.
This bandage is excellent for the treatment of bedsores, varicose ulcers, diabetic ulcers and defects, decubitus ulcers, burns, impetigo traumatic changes, infected operation wounds, secreting infected wounds, excreting tumor defects, abcess wounds and other problems. It is ideal for the treatment of bedsores and diabetes-related skin problems, such as trophic wounds or non-healing wounds and chronic wounds.
This material is designed to promote faster healing of wounds, to help prevent infections, treat infections, and lower cost of treatment of wounds.
The Bauer Bandage is absorbent, soft, porous and permeable, extremely effective for absorption of organic matter, micro-organisms, toxins and unpleasant odor.
This wound care dressing is a two-layer covering. The top layer is a non-woven white textile made of a mixture of viscose and polypropylene fabric, forming an inactivated vehicle for a black sorbent. The sorbent is an elastic textile with a macroscopic smooth surface made of thermally processed cellulose hydrate fabric.
This product is part of a new generation of wound care technologies and materials. Bandages and wound coverings are perhaps oldest and most taken-for-granted part of wound treatment. The Bauer Bandage has been developed for the purpose of:
This wound dressing was developed for military use by NATO countries. It was found to be very effective for infected, hard-to-heal wounds. It has been in use since 2001 across the European Community and the Middle East, in hospitals, clinics and in the field with military forces.
The Bauer Bandage is easy to use. It promotes faster healing. It is durable and has absorptive properties that last. In considerably infected defects the dressing should be changed each 6-12 hours at beginning. After improvement, the optimal period of the application of the Bauer Bandage is 24-72 hours. Times between dressing changes may vary widely depending on the treatment plan for the individual, but in general, treatment cycles are shortened significantly.
Instructions for Use
1. Clean and moisten the wound with sterile water or mild saline solution. Leave the wound moist.
2. Moisten the black side of the Bauer Bandage with sterile water or mild, sterile saline. Place the black side of the bandage in contact with the wound surface. If the wound has high exudate, the bandage may be used dry. With medium exudate dampen the black side, apply the bandage, and dampen the white side. Apply a thoroughly damp bandage to a dry wound.
3. Keep the bandage in place against the wound surface with other light wrappings such as sterile gauze held in place with adhesive tape.
First bandage: approx 6 hours
Second bandage: approx 12 hours
Third bandage: approx 24 hours
Fourth bandage approx 48 hours
Subsequent bandages: approx 72 hours
NOTE: times between dressing changes may vary with the nature of the wound.
For deeper wounds follow the directions above. To make sure the carbon stays in direct contact with the wound surface (inside the wound), a wad of sterile gauze may be placed on top of the bandage, with a gauze wrapping and adhesive tape over that, to fix the dressing in place so the sorbent gently conforms to the wound base.
Eczema of surrounding healthy skin can be prevented by using zinc oxide creme, only on the skin surrounding the wound.
These bandages are sterile until opened. Use right away after opening.
During treatment, a few carbon fibers may need to be swabbed away when the dressing is changed, or these will show after the healing is complete.
The BAUER BANDAGE is sterilized with gamma-rays. Steam re-sterilization is possible.
DO NOT under any circumstances re-sterilize the sorbent using vapors of formaldehyde or ethylenoxide.
Sorbent must not be stored together with organic solvents or in a space with polluted air (such as cigarette smoke or other harmful agents).
If the above storage requirements are observed, the product will be usable 5 years after the date of manufacture in the original intact package.