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How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

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In brief: Often the Same

It is more on how they are intended to be used.
Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean.

In brief: Often the Same

It is more on how they are intended to be used.
Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: All gauzes are dispo

All gauze rolls are disposable and used on one patient only.
However they can sometimes can be reused for the dressing in the same patients.

In brief: All gauzes are dispo

All gauze rolls are disposable and used on one patient only.
However they can sometimes can be reused for the dressing in the same patients.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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