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dressing

1. a covering for a wound, sore, etc.
2. size used for stiffening textiles
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Dressing

Masonry and moldings of better quality than the facing materials, used around openings or at corners of buildings.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dressing

 

a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure in the treatment of wounds that consists of removing old, contaminated dressings, examining and treating the wound and surrounding skin, and applying medication and a fresh bandage.

Aseptic and antiseptic methods must be strictly followed during the dressing procedure. The frequency of dressing and the type of medications used depend on the condition of the wound, which is dressed until completely healed.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

dressing

[′dres·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Manure or compost used as a fertilizer.
(civil engineering)
The process of smoothing or squaring lumber or stone for use in a building.
(engineering)
The sharpening, repairing, and replacing of parts, notably drilling bits and tool joints, to ready equipment for reuse.
(medicine)
Application of various materials for protecting a wound and encouraging healing.
Material so applied.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dressing, dressings

1. Projecting ornamental moldings and carved decorations of all kinds.
2. Masonry or molding of better quality than the facing brick; used around openings or at corners of buildings; often made of gauged brick.
3. Smoothing a stone surface.
4. Bossing.
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A dry dressing over it may help and you may also need antibiotics from your GP.
If an incision is more than a half-inch wide, pack it open using clean, moist gauze inside the cut and dry dressings on top.
I have learned how to insert Foley catheters, change wet to dry dressings, and administer injections.
But the patient developed sensitivity to the Accuzyme, and after discussion with podiatry, we continued her wound care with wet to dry dressings alone for further debridement until cellulitis resolved.
I'd hear her scream in pain each morning as they changed her dry dressings. I met her 18 months after the accident and there had been very little healing,' she said.
Now the director of nursing at Senterra Nursing Center, Norfolk, Va., Murray said the advancements of employing moist dressings have improved care for residents and reduced the pain often associated with dry dressings. Yet, wet-to-dry orders are still common despite years of research showing the benefits of moist wound care.
Originally, treatment was limited to supportive care; sterile dry dressings were aplied to the infected area to decrease the possibility of spread, and analgesics were administered for pain.