Gauze Sponges 3″ x 3″, 12 Ply Non-Sterile – Best Seller


Ideal for wound debriding, prepping, packing, dressing and general wound care
* 100% cotton

Packaging: 200 Per Box

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Gauze Sponges 3″ x 3″, 12 Ply Non-Sterile

Gauze Sponges 3" x 3", 12 Ply Non-Sterile - Best Seller Ideal for wound debriding, prepping, packing, dressing and general wound care
* 100% cotton

Packaging: 200 Per Box

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Gauze Sponges?

Gauze sponges are disposable medical supplies 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, they are called surgical sponges.

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 gauze sponges for medical purposes include cotton and non-woven materials. In addition to its many sizes, plys, and fabrics, gauze sponges can also be sterile and non-sterile. The open weave design of gauze sponges 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 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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How to dress and bandage a wound?

First Aid: Bandaging
A cover for a cut or wound helps to stop bleeding and prevent infections. Dressings are pads made from cotton or another material that can be used to soak up blood and other fluids. Bandage covers keep dressings in place.

Step 1. Dress the wound
Wear gloves or use other protective gear to prevent contact with the victims’ blood. Wash the wound with mild soapy water.
If you want to use an antibiotic ointment, apply a thin layer of it.
Cover the entire wound with a clean bandage. Gauze dressings breathe for faster healing. Nonstick dressings prevent wounds from sticking to them.
If blood soaks through the dressing, place another dressing over the first one.

Step 2. Cover the bandage

Cover the wound with a bandage made from rolled gauze or cloth strips.
Make sure to extend the bandage at least one-and-a-half inches past each side of the dressing.
Don’t wrap the dressing too tightly so that it interferes with the circulation to the wound.

Step 3. Secure the bandage
Tape the bandage in position.
Don’t wrap the bandage too tightly so that fingers or toes turn white or blue.

Step 4. Check circulation
After applying a compression bandage, check for circulation in the affected part of the body every few minutes and then later on. If circulation is poor then the skin may appear pale or blue or feel cool. If you experience numbness and tingles, then you may be experiencing signs of poor circulation.
If circulation is reduced (e.g., if there is decreased blood flow), then loosen the band If symptoms persist, see a doctor.