Wound & Skin Prep

Wound & Skin Prep
  • Esenta Sting Free Adhesive Remover ConvaTec 423289

    Esenta Sting Free

    Esenta Sting Free Adhesive Remover Liquid

    Esenta Remover quickly and easily releases adhesives associated with the care of colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies. It also removes adhesive residue left by appliances, transdermal patches and wound care items. Pain is reduced, residue is...

    Starting at $28.86
  • PVP Prep Pad Acme United 12-015-003

    Acme United

    10% Povidone-Iodine PVP Prep Pad 1-1/4 X 2-1/2'' 10 per Box

    Package Count: 10. These povidone-iodine infection control wipes treat minor cuts, wounds and abrasions. This First Aid antiseptic and germicide wipe is an essential in all First Aid kits. There are 10 antiseptic wipes per box.Convenient, single-use...

  • McKesson Antiseptic McKesson Brand HDX-I0020


    McKesson 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 60 per Case

    Package Count: 60. Hydrox isopropyl alcohol topical solution is a great addition to first aid kit. The topical solution is made with 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol to suit a wide variety of first aid needs.Rubbing alcohol can be used on minor cuts and...

  • McKesson Irrigation Solution McKesson Brand 37-6260


    McKesson Irrigation Solution Sterile

    McKesson sterile water for irrigation solution is a liquid that is used for cleaning wounds, moistening wound dressings and device irrigation. This sterile irrigation water comes sterilized and is intended only for sterile irrigation, washing, rinsing...

    Starting at $8.42
  • Adapt Adhesive Remover Hollister 7737


    Adapt Adhesive Remover Spray

    Adapt medical adhesive remover spray with its silicone-based, alcohol-free formulation delivers an efficient solution for barrier removal without the sting caused by alcohol.No sting from alcohol Contains no CFCs 360° spray can

  • IV PREP Alcohol Prep Pad Smith & Nephew 59421200


    IV PREP 70% Alcohol Prep Pad 2 X 2'' Sterile

    IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes come in a convenient, single use package. This antiseptic wipe is designed to sterilize and prepare skin prior to a venipuncture or injection. The Smith & Nephew IV PREP Wipes are easy-to-apply, highly effective, quick drying,...

    Starting at $22.16
  • Betadine Skin Prep Solution Emerson Healthcare 67618015009


    Betadine 10% Povidone-Iodine Skin Prep Solution 8 oz.

    Provide protection against infection from a variety of germs with the Betadine® First Aid Antiseptic Solution. Made of 10% povidone iodine this water solvent solution fights against infections caused by minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Once the wound is...

  • McKesson Proctoscopic Swabstick McKesson Brand 24-816


    McKesson Proctoscopic Applicator, Rayon Tipped Plastic Shaft, 16 in

    Package Count: 50. Use these McKesson proctoscopic swab sticks for specimen collection in the throat, as well as for proctological or gynecological exams. Attached is a plastic, 16-inch shaft, which has enough reach to achieve a sufficient examination...

Wound & Skin Prep

Whether you are taking care of someone prone to wounds or are stocking up in case of an accident, having the appropriate supplies is critical. If you see your healthcare provider, they will give you recommendations about how to care for the wound and the surrounding skin. Here is what you need to know about wound and skin prep supplies.

Wound & Skin Prep Overview

Wound and skin prep is an integral part of wound care and occurs before applying dressings or bandages. The wound and the surrounding skin also need cleaning in between dressing applications. You should clean and debride (remove all foreign material and dead or contaminated tissue) a wound, before applying a dressing; wound closures may also be helpful for deep cuts. Clean older wounds of any fluid, gauze, or bandage adhesive stuck to the skin.

Wound Prep and Skin Prep Materials

Several materials are essential to have on hand for proper wound and skin prep.

Cleansers: Keeping the wound clean is perhaps one of the most important aspects of wound care. There are many different types of wound cleansers available, including:

  • Iodine Wound Prep Solutions: Iodine is an excellent antiseptic and is a traditional go-to in wound care settings. Iodine is available as a solution applied via sterile or non-sterile cotton pads, or impregnated sponge sticks.
  • Alcohol Pads: Gently wiping with an alcohol pad can also remove debris.
  • Saline Solution: Saline solution is good for flushing the wound.
  • Irrigation Sprays: Irrigation sprays can be saline, antiseptic, or a mix of saline and antiseptic and are suitable for cleansing and sanitizing the wound.

  • Alginates: For wounds that require additional moisture and protection from contaminants, you can use alginate in addition to standard dressing. Wounds that require alginates may include surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, and partial thickness burns. Alginates are available as gels or skin barrier wipes.

  • Skin Barrier Wipes: The wipes leave a thin layer of liquid that, when dry, forms a shield around the skin to protect from irritants.
  • Gel dressings: You would apply gel to a clean wound to provide an extra layer of moisture and encourage wound healing

  • Wound Closures: Deep cuts may require help closing via wound closure strips. The strips help pull together the edges of the wound to encourage closure.

    Adhesive Removers: Adhesive removers help remove any adhesive materials from prior dressings or bandages on the skin around the wound. This prevents sticky buildup on the skin that is around the wound and ensures good adhesion of the new bandage or dressing. There are several types of adhesive removers, including:

  • Adhesive Removal Pads and Wipes: Manufacturers impregnate adhesive removal pads and wipes with a solution that breaks down adhesive materials.

  • Adhesive Removal Liquid: This adhesive remover comes in a bottle or as a spray. You can spray the liquid on or apply it around the wound, and then wipe away the adhesive material with a cotton ball or swab stick.

  • Wound and skin prep are essential parts of wound care and should be performed with care. If a wound is not healing properly or if you suspect complications, seek the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible.