QWICK™ Wound Dressing
QWICK™ by Medline is a dressing designed to use on moderate to heavily draining
wounds. Fast wicking and super absorbent layers absorb and retain wound exudate that contains harmful Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMPs), bacteria and necrotic debris. Flexible
material makes it versatile for use on any wound with exudate.
Quick wicking for draining wounds.
Exudate from chronic wounds can be detrimental to wound healing. Too much exudate can damage the surrounding skin, leading to periwound maceration and skin breakdown. Managing excess exudate is key to achieving positive clinical outcomes in wound healing.
Aquaconductive Technology is the mechanism by which the three layers of Qwick pull exudate away from or out of the wound to help create an optimal wound healing environment.
The blue layer is the top layer, which faces away from the wound and helps serve as an indicator of how the dressing should be applied. Exudate can pass through this layer into a secondary dressing.
The storage layer consists of super absorbent polyacrylate fibers designed to absorb and retain large amounts of exudate.
The wound contact layer is composed of a blend of hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibers. Hydrophilic fibers attract exudate, resulting in fast wicking. Hydrophobic fibers
regulate and channel exudate vertically, away from the wound and into the storage layer.