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Why BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products?

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It was more than 120 years ago that Robert Wood Johnson created the world’s first ready-made surgical dressings, and well over a century since the company Johnson incorporated with his brothers James and Edward made the Johnson & Johnson Brand Kit a household name in the treatment of everyday wounds.

During the decades since then, Johnson & Johnson has become a familiar name from the operating room to the home medicine cabinet, introducing numerous innovations for wound care:


-After 24 years as a pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson develops the world's first ready-made surgical dressings.


-Robert Wood Johnson joins with brothers, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson, to manufacture medicinal plasters.


-The Johnson brothers incorporate as Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson ships the world's first ready-made cotton and gauze surgical dressings to doctors and pharmacists throughout the United States.


-Johnson & Johnson publishes "Modern Methods of Antiseptic Wound Treatment" which becomes widely recognized by physicians as the authoritative source of wound care information in the United States.


-The world's first First Aid Kit is brought to market by Johnson & Johnson. Called "Johnson's First Aid Cabinet," the kit included antiseptic dressings, surgical supplies, wound care implements, and a first aid guide.


-Johnson & Johnson produces more than 3.5 million yards of gauze dressings in one year.


-Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, used to relieve skin irritations resulting from medicinal plasters, is sold separately for the first time as baby powder.


-Johnson & Johnson develops improved sterilization techniques, enabling physicians to use a variety of silk sutures instead of everyday sewing thread for stitching wounds.


-Johnson & Johnson partners with leading surgeons to develop the leading adhesive plaster.


-In the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Johnson & Johnson donates first aid supplies and wound care treatments to more than 80% of San Francisco residents.


-BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are invented and introduced by Johnson & Johnson.


-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is established as one of the largest private charitable organizations dedicated to improving health in the United States.


-Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand introduces patented HURT-FREE® Design technology to tape products, enabling easier removal and providing relief for people with sensitive skin.


-Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand transfers hydrocolloid technology to the consumer wound care market, forging a breakthrough in faster and better healing of wounds while minimizing the appearance of scars.


-Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand celebrates 120 years of delivering the highest quality first aid products to meet consumers' wound care needs.


-Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand innovates the treatment of burns with the introduction of the only self-adhering hydrogel pad available to consumers. This unique hydrogel adhesive dressing product employs the same technology used in hospitals to immediately soothe painful burns and protect skin all day long.


-Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand merges with BAND-AID® Brand to create BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products to provide moms with a total wound care solution for all her family wound needs.


Today, the makers of BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products provide numerous cutting-edge wound care products that are invaluable in professional care and can be purchased over-the-counter so that your patients can continue with seamless professional care until their wounds—be they acute or chronic—are healed.

The makers of BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products are committed to offering high quality products with superior performance versus other wound care treatments. Our products offer the quality, superiority, and technology that provide your patient with the most optimal healing environment.

For example, BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Triple Layer Non-Stick Pads are more than 70% thicker and 60% more absorbent than other non-stick pads. Superior thickness cushions wounds which helps to protect them from re-injury while superior absorbency enables efficient drainage of fluid away from the wound and as a consequence, a reduction in the risk of infection.

Another example of a superior product is BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Waterproof Tape, which provides superior adhesion in comparison to leading non-branded tapes in its class and helps to prevent dirt and germs from gaining access to the healing environment by firmly securing dressings in place.

To see what we mean, take a minute to view two short videos and judge the BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Difference for yourself. They demonstrate both the superior absorbency of BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Triple Layer Pads, and the superior adhesion level of BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Waterproof Tape after 15 minutes of immersion in hot soapy water.

The first video compares the absorbency of a BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Triple Layer Non-Stick Pad to another commercial non-stick pad. In this experiment, a small amount of water containing a blue colorant for ease of viewing is poured over both products. As you can see, the BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Triple Layer Non-Stick Pad absorbs all of the water within seconds, unlike the other commercial non-stick pad which leaves unabsorbed water behind.

In the second video, a man is seen wearing BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Brand Waterproof Tape on one hand, and another commercial waterproof tape on the other hand. In this experiment, the man soaks his hands in hot soapy water and, after 15 minutes, the BAND-AID®Brand of First Aid Products Waterproof Tape is still observed to be sticking to his hand while the other commercial waterproof tape floats off.

Other BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products are leaders in their product categories as well:

BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Gauze Pads are ranked number one in thickness and absorbency compared to other gauze pads. They are up to two times thicker and offer up to three times the absorption of competing products.

BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products HURT-FREE® Design Wrap firmly secures dressings onto wounds, but it is gentle to remove. That’s because it is specially designed to stick to itself, not to skin or hair. And it will not irritate the skin or leave a sticky residue because it is hypoallergenic and latex-free.

Learn more about the latest BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products technology and other superior products that are offered in our comprehensive wound care line.

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