Hospital supplies are often imported from distant countries. One of the most important hospital supplies are bandages. Bandages often need to be replaced in a very short span of time. Many hospital replace their stock of bandages every five weeks or so. For other hospitals, the replacements even more frequent. They might need to replace bandages every three to four weeks. The more a hospital needs bandages, the more it will need to replace them. Most hospitals hire an outside agency to replace their medical supplies Sydney. Bandages form parts of these medical supplies. Therefore, they are replaced by these agencies as well. Bandages often need to be replenished at a higher rate than other medical supplies of a hospital. This is because they are used in larger numbers as compared it other hospital supplies. One of the ways to replace bandages is to import them. Importing bandages is a very common practice. Many hospital import their stock of bandages. Bandages are imported via air or sea.
The cost of replaced bandages depends on many factors. One of them is the origin of bandages. The country of origin of bandages is often the biggest factor that affects the cost of bandages. It is cheaper to source local bandages. But in many cases, local bandages might not be of a good enough quality. Poor bandages cause many problems. They can cause infections and can break as well. It is better to spend a higher amount on bandages and to ensure that their quality is not lacking. Bandages lacking in quality are also a leading cause of secondary infections.
Many patients suffer secondary infections because of poor quality bandages. Poor quality bandages are ones that are made of lighter linen. They cost less but cause many more problems down the road. Secondary infections are the ones that develop after the wound has been dressed. They are hard to detect because they are usually covered by dressings. The dressing hides the infection taking place under it. One of the ways to find secondary infections is to check the wound frequently. Medical tests can also be done to check for infections. Blood tests are a common way to find infections.
Bandages can also be used at home. Many people use them for domestic purposes. These include washing dishes and wiping floors. Porous bandages have holes in them. They can be used as filters. These filters can be used in kitchens. They can be used to brew tea and coffee. They can also be used to store foods. It is very common in some cultures to store fruits in layers of bandages. Their primary purpose is to dress minor day to day injuries. They can be used for both minor and major injuries. Minor injuries include small wounds and scratches that can be treated easily.