Gauze Sponges Best Selling 2″ x 2″, 8 Ply Non-Sterile


Gauze Sponges
2″ x 2″, 8 Ply Non-Sterile

  • Ideal for wound debriding, prepping, packing, dressing and general wound care
  • 100% cotton
  • 200 sponges per package

200 Per Pkg

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Gauze Sponges

Gauze Sponges 2" x 2", 8 Ply Non-Sterile2″ x 2″, 8 Ply Non-Sterile

  • Ideal for wound debriding, prepping, packing, dressing and general wound care
  • 100% cotton
  • 200 sponges per package

200 Per Pkg

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Gauze Sponge?

Gauze sponge is a disposable medical supply commonly used in medicine and surgery. They are ordinarily made of gauze and are used to absorb blood and other fluids as well as clean wounds. When used in surgery, a gauze sponge is called a surgical sponge.

Common sizes include 5 cm × 5 cm (2 in × 2 in), 7.5 cm × 7.5 cm (3 in × 3 in), and 10 cm × 10 cm (4 in × 4 in).

The materials used in the manufacturing of a gauze sponge for medical purposes include cotton and non-woven materials. In addition to its many sizes, plys, and fabrics, a gauze sponge can also be sterile and non-sterile. The open weave design of a gauze sponge assists with the removal of dead tissue from the skin surface as well as vertically wick fluid from the wound onto any secondary dressing to assist with preventing maceration of skin tissue.

Surgical gauze sponges left in body cavities after surgery may cause complications, and are a common sort of surgical error. For this reason, counting them as they are used and removed is a common checklist item. When non-radiopaque sponges are forgotten during surgeries, “Textiloma” or “gossypiboma” are formed. Some sponges include a radiopaque strip so that they can be located by X-ray.

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What to know about bandaging?

Covering a break in the skin helps to control bleeding and protect against infection. Dressings are pads of gauze or cloth that can be placed directly against the wound to absorb blood and other fluids. Cloth bandages cover dressings and hold them in place.

Step 1. Dress the wound

  • Put on gloves or use other protection to avoid contact with the victim’s blood.
  • Clean the wound with mild soap and water.
  • Apply a small layer of topical antibiotic if desired.
  • Place a clean dressing over the entire wound. Gauze dressings let in air for faster healing. Nonstick dressings have a special surface that won’t cling to the wound.
  • If blood soaks through the dressing, place another dressing over the first one.

Step 2. Cover the bandage

  • Wrap roller gauze or cloth strips over the dressing and around the wound several times.
  • Extend the bandage at least an inch beyond both sides of the dressing.
  • Don’t wrap the bandage so tight that it interferes with blood flow to healthy tissue.

Step 3. Secure the bandage

  • Tie or tape the bandage in place.
  • Don’t secure the bandage so tight that fingers or toes become pale or blue.

Step 4. Check circulation

  • Check circulation in the area below the bandage after several minutes and again after several hours. If circulation is poor, the skin may look pale or blue or feel cold. Signs of poor circulation also include numbness and tingling.
  • If circulation is reduced, loosen the bandage immediately. If symptoms continue, seek medical attention.

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How to dress and bandage a wound?

It’s necessary to dress and bandage a wound in order to protect it from contamination during the healing process while keeping the right balance of moisture by absorbing excess drainage.

Dressing and bandaging are two different but closely related concepts. A dressing goes directly against the wound to absorb excess fluids (called exudate) and prevent foreign debris from getting inside after you’ve already cleaned it. The purpose of bandaging is to protect and hold the dressing in place.

Some products, such as the standard Band-Aid, are a hybrid. The white gauze pad is the dressing and the tan adhesive strip is the bandage.

Dressing and bandaging is one step in the overall process:

  • Get bleeding under control (use a tourniquet if it’s serious)
  • Clean the wound.
  • If it makes sense, close the wound (sutures, staples, etc.)
  • Dress and bandage
  • Use your head. Get professional help if you can.

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