Non-adherent dressing

For open wounds with low to moderate exudate, non-adherent dressing is suitable. The fabric’s non-adherent qualities keep it from sticking to the wound as it heals. The patient will have peace of mind because there will be minimal to no pain during the procedure. Because of their soft nature, these non-adherent dressing is not interfering with the healing process or leave any residue. non-adherent dressing frequently requires a secondary dressing for absorption and a bandage to maintain it in place on the wound. Many types of non-adherent dressing is treated with antiseptics to kill microorganisms that interfere with or cause infection, or with chemicals that accelerate healing times by maintaining a moist environment.

Non-Adherent Dressing Features:

  • By clinging to the incision, this sterile, absorbent rayon/polyester pad will not interfere with granulating tissue.
  • The perforated soft film allows air to flow while the absorbent pad collects the liquids.
  • It’s simple to cut to fit any form without separating it.


In a gauze-based bandage, there are usually two types of non-adherent gauze. There are two types of non-adhesive gauze materials: synthetic non-woven gauze and cotton-based woven gauze with a non-adherent coating. The film is usually a poly skin that sits on the wound bed and allows exudate to sink into the woven gauze padding through perforations.

  1. Non-adherent, moist Adaptic Non-Adherent Dressing Gauze: Made of cellulose acetate and covered with petrolatum.
  2. AMD Telfa Non-Adherent Dressing: For wounds prone to infection, includes a non-adherent sponge gauze soaked with PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide). It can also be used as a primary dressing.
  3. Xeroform Petrolatum Gauze: Another non-adherent dressing based on petrolatum and containing 3 percent Bismuth Tribromophenate, a deodorant.
  4. Curad Non-Adherent Pad: A non-adherent, dry, sterile pad that can be utilised for a wide range of wound care treatments.


It appears that this cannot be used to absorb on both sides (unusual wounds), and that two of these are required?

Both sides are interchangeable and identical. I expected both sides to soak, but it doesn’t stick!

What is the best way to use this product? Is the plastic film supposed to be on the outside of the wound (not torn off) and the cotton on the inside?

It’s like the interior of a band aid’s plastic. It doesn’t come off. It’s essentially a flat sheet of cotton coated in breathable plastic, similar to how a band aid is wrapped on the inside. I wouldn’t use it to treat an oozing wound.

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