Accession Number : ADD003184

Title :   Wound Covering and Method of Application.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wise,Donald L ; Schwope,Arthur D ; Sell,Kenneth W

Report Date : 27 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to a preparation and a method for emergency, interim treatment of extensive burn injuries, e.g., flash burns, to external portions of a person. A solution of the polymer poly-epsilon-caprolactone is a volatile solvent, such as acetone or tetrahydrofuran, is applied to the burn area by spraying or swabbing, so that upon evaporation of the solvent a film of the polymer is left to serve as a barrier to insensible water loss.

Descriptors :   *Burns(Injuries), *Patents, *Wounds, Clinical medicine, Therapy, Polymers, Solvents

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE