Qband Intended Use And Characteristics

QBAND INTENDED USE

To create a bandage-like artificial skin where this is missing or damaged, mimicking its characteristics by permitting outward escape of excess moisture, preventing ingress of liquids, acting as a barrier against foreign bodies and providing elasticity, whilst also offering the benefits of compression.


QBAND CHARACTERISTICS

QUICK-FITTING

Easy application to every part of the body. Time-saving in managing the dressing. Allows frequent change of dressing or inspection of wounds/burns.

ELASTIC COMPRESSION

The elastic fabric and adjustable micro Velcro fastener provide adherence and compression ranging from light (>20 mmHg) to very high (>75 mmHg); the device has 70% elasticity and can therefore be classed as a short-stretch bandage suitable for use during movement, however the adjustable Velcro fastener means it can also be used at rest. The non-deformable material applies constant pressure at all times. Qband can also be considered a multilayer bandage (i.e. composed of a biocompatible layer in contact with the skin, an intermediate “skin-saver” layer and an elastic layer).


WATERPROOF and BREATHABLE

Like a "second skin", the microperforated membrane allows water vapour to pass through the skin, retaining its moisture and promoting the wound’s natural healing course. On the other side of the membrane a layer to prevent the ingress of water and bacteria is created.

ANATOMICAL DESIGN

Traditionally hard-to-dress parts of the body can be bandaged such as face, hip, chest, hands, feet. The modular design also allows large areas of the body to be bandaged quickly and easily. Smooth, seamless surface.


SELF-ADHERING and HIGHLY ABSORBENT:

A feature of the heavyweight cotton in contact with the skin is its high absorbency; furthermore, retention of the skin’s moisture and the very fine knit (warp and weft) make the device  SELF-ADHERING (therefore the cotton does not stick to exudate). Recommended when dealing with heavy amounts of exudate, when using dressings for long-term treatment (pressure sores, burns) and where the use of adhesive dressings is either not possible or undesired.