A staple of first aid wound care. Sterile gauze pads can be used for general-purpose bandaging and wound cleaning.
Gauze pads are:
Directions for use as a wound dressing:
- Use a sterile pad large enough to cover the wound fully
- Unfold the pad once, if necessary, to aid in dressing large or irregularly shaped wounds
- Tape the pad firmly to hold in place, or use a compression bandage
Gauze pads help to control bleeding and prevent further contamination of wound.