A whole array of sponges for use around IV sites, drains, catheters, chest tubes and tracheostomies. They are easy to apply and remove with minimal trauma to both the patient and the wound bed. The Sorb-IT sponges from Covidien have a pre-cut notch to conform well around sites whereas the Kendall antimicrobial foam disc and sponges are impregnated with 0.5 percent PHMB to provide a protective barrier for catheter insertion sites. They reduce bacterial penetration through the dressing. The pre-cut sponges do away with the need for sterile scissors. Available in a number of sizes and economically priced.