Minor Wounds Need Wound Wipes
Paper cuts, scraped knuckles, banged elbows, abrasions… every workplace has daily minor wounds. It may seem like nothing, but if infection is allowed to creep in - then it’s something. Therefore, we recommend Wound Wipes.
Wound Wipes are antiseptic, premoistened, 5” x 7” towelettes that effectively clean minor wounds. Saturated with Benzalkonium Chloride, also referred to as BZK, Wound Wipes are a ready source of wound cleansing. Effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa BZK/Wound Wipes kill germs that may invade the wound site.
The disposable towelettes are easy-to-use, do not sting like alcohol or PVP wipes, and help prevent infection. Alcohol and PVP (Povidone Iodine) tend to sting and are known to damage fragile tissue. Hydrogen Peroxide may damage fragile tissue and each of these may increase healing time.
We include Wound Wipes in our First Aid Kits and Stations because we understand the importance of minor wound care. A complete care routine includes assessing the wound. If it doesn’t need professional care and there is little to no bleeding the next step is cleansing the wound. Allow the wound to dry, then applying an antibiotic ointment (try Tribiotic by HART) is recommended by many authorities. Cover with a sterile adhesive bandage or for larger areas a non-adherent pad using tape or a wrap of gauze, an elastic bandage, or Cohere Wrap, a self-adhering disposable wrap. Following these steps helps prevent most minor wounds from becoming infected. If the wound is oozing or bleeding more than a few hours see a professional.
Here at NorMed we specialize in First Aid and Immediate Care Supplies because we have a passion for helping people, in the workplace. We take our job seriously because the welfare of others may depend on it.
Please contact us by phone 800-288-8200 or email sales-at-normed.com if you have any specific first aid needs for your business. We can help you find just the right solution.