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Cotton And Linen Based Wound Dressings.Assignment No:1Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsIntroduction:Wound management requires dressing materials and techniques that address the specific needs of the injury.Dermatologists manage wounds of all types, from surgical incisions to poorly healing chronic wounds.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsHistory of Dressings:1600 BC: Linen strips soaked in oil or grease and covered with plaster used to occlude wounds.Closed wounds heal more quickly than open wounds Edwin Smith.1891: First woven absorbent cotton gauze.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsHistory..1800s: Lister links pus with infection.The incorrect notion that pus always means infection interfered with the acceptance of occlusive dressings.Until the mid-1900s, it was firmly believed that wounds healed more quickly if kept dry and uncovered (just like mom told you)Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsHistory..1948: Oscar Gilje describes moist chamber effect for healing ulcers.1962: Winter conducts landmark study demonstrating the efficacy of moist wound healing by occlusive dressings: 30% greater benefit of occlusive dressings versus air drying of wounds.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsFunction of Dressings:Substitute for the lost native epithelium.Provide the optimum environment for healing by protecting the wound from trauma, bacteria.Conform to wound shape.Absorb wound fluids.Provide pressure for hemostasisEliminate or decrease pain.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsFunctionPromote re-epithelialization during the reparative phase of wound healing.Easy application/removal with no/minimal wound injury.Cotton And Linen Based Wound Dressings

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsLint:Lint was a common medical product which was used to dress wounds.Flax, but more generally, linen scraped into a soft substance, and used for dressing wounds and sores. Websters Dictionary, 1861.A soft material for dressing wounds, prepared by ravelling or scraping linen cloth. Oxford English Dictionary.

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsLint.Lint is also known as charpie.Charpie is defined as Old linen unravelled into short ends of thread for surgical dressings; very narrow, thread-like strips of linen torn off so as to leave fringed ends.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsManufacturing of Lint:Lint is a soft, delicate tissue or mass, prepared in two ways, in one of which the transverse threads of soft, old linen are drawn out by a machine, leaving the longitudinal ones covered by a sort of tomentum or cotton-like mass; whilst the other, the cotton-like surface is produced by scraping with a sharp knife a similar piece of cloth previously fastened to some firm substance.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsManufacturing of Charpie:It is made by collecting the threads torn from pieces of linen, four to five inches square, such as is used in patent lint. The process, however, goes a step farther than that for making lint, and tears the threads entirely apart instead of preserving the cloth.

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsCharpie is usually divided into two kinds, according to the length and fineness of the thread composing it; that which is long and coarse being employed to keep open the sinus, fistulae, and to act as an outer dressing; while the softer, finer kind is placed in immediate contact with the wound.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsUse of Lint or Charpie:Charpie was mainly used for absorption of drainage and was used to pack in wounds and then covered with a mixture of wax, rosin, white lead and other substances that would block out air to the wound. Even though it adhered to the wound, when the dressing was changed and the mass was pulled away, only the dead matter adhered to the dressing and the healthy area was not affected.Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsCotton Wool Balls:Soft and highly absorbent Quality cotton wool.Made from 100% pure cotton.Gentle to the skin.Ideal for general skin cleansing, topical swabbing and pre-operative skin preparation. Large size 0.8g balls, to suit most applications without waste.

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsCotton Wool Roll:Suitable for numerous clinical applications, manufactured using pure cotton wool to ensure a consistently high quality product is provided to medical professionals.Made from 100% pure cottonHighly absorbent cotton wool minimises usageIdeal for topical cleansing and swabbingSuitable as a cushioning and absorbent secondary layerSoft and gentle to the skin

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsGauze Swabs:Suitable for wound cleansing and dressing. The swabs have all cut edges folded in to avoid fibre linting. Highly absorbent, the open mesh construction also permits exudate to flow through and be absorbed by a secondary dressing.Highly absorbent, ideal for wound cleansing, wound protection, or as a short term dressingSoft and flexible to conform easily to awkward jointsSafe, folded in cut edges to prevent lint entering the woundSterile swabs suitable for use in minor surgical procedures.

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsAbsorbent Lint:Highly absorbent plain woven cotton cloth that is a very effective first aid dressing.Highly absorbent secondary dressing, suitable for exuding woundsSoft and conformable, ideal for awkward jointsHelps protect and cushion most woundsUseful for the topical application of medication such as ointments, creams and lotions

Flax BandagesHistory of FlaxSince ancient times, flax has been known to be a source of oil and fibres, and it has been cultivated as a dual-purpose plant for a long time. Nowadays, it is a multi-purpose plant and its exploitation is not restricted to the production of linen fibre and oil. Actually, whole plant exploitation is possible,Flax is composed ofFlax is a good source of unsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibre and another nutrients. It is composed mainly of fat (41%), protein (20%) and dietary fibre (28%). The contents may vary depending on genetics, environment, seed processing and the analysis method.Polyunsaturated fatty acids compose about 73% of the total fatty acid contentSignificanceFlan fibers areflexible,lustrous and soft.Comments by Great ScientistsFlax has great possibilities. But traditional flax doesnt have that effect. It has to be innovative, created by biotechnological methods, with a specific aim, modified to result in a proper product, said Genetic Biochemist Dr. Jan Szopa-Skorski.Comments by Great Scientistsan anti-infection oil that could be used in arteriosclerosis treatment and a product for cancer treatmentSzopa-Skorski.An ExperimentUse of Flax by boosted antioxidant compounds in the plants to improve regrowth of skin cells, which can proliferate in the cavity of a wound. Doctors tested the system on 60 patients: 80% of them saw some sort of improvement, while 20% of those healed completely.Comparison of different Bandages

Cotton And Linen Based Wound DressingsPresented by;AzeemULLAHSherjeel AbidAli Raza Shafqat

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