ALLEVYN GENTLE BORDER CLASSIC FOAM DRESSING 12.5CM X 12.5CM, PACK/10 (SN66800272)
- Brand: Smith&Nephew
- Product Code: SN66800272
Ex GST: AU$128.55
ALLEVYN GENTLE BORDER CLASSIC FOAM DRESSING 12.5CM X 12.5CM
Foams are comfortable, conformable and are highly efficient at absorbing large amounts of wound exudate whilst maintaining a moist wound environment. They are easy to use and leave no residue in the wound upon removal. Can be used as a primary or secondary dressing.
ALLEVYN CLASSIC (FOAM DRESSING)
The ALLEVYN Classic range consists of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Heel, ALLEVYN Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite.
Why are there several different products within the ALLEVYN Classic range?
The different products in the ALLEVYN Classic range mean that there is a wide range of choice to cater for different patient needs. From those patients requiring a more secure adhesive to those
needing a dressing suitable for use under compression, whether the wound is lightly exuding or the skin is fragile there is an ALLEVYN dressing to suit your patient.
ALLEVYN Classic Range
All of the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range utilise the unique triple-action technology which consists of a non-adherent wound contact layer, an absorbent foam core and a highly breathable top film. This technology is designed to create a moist wound healing environment to keep the wound at the optimal moisture level for wound healing.
There is a range of adhesion qualities on the different dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range. ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive has a non-adherent wound contact layer for when no adhesion is required. ALLEVYN Gentle has a low-tack soft gel adhesive designed to provide a gentle helping hand during application of the secondary retention. ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite both have a gentle silicone adhesive across the wound contact layer and border for gentle adhesion with no need for secondary retention, finally ALLEVYN Adhesive provides a secure adhesive for when dressing retention is paramount.
The ALLEVYN Gentle Border range has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin. These dressings have a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma to the wound at dressing change, helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.
· ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal balance in fluid for moist wound healing.
· Conformable dressing – providing comfort for the patient.
· Minimises trauma and pain during dressing change.
· Easy to apply and remove – the dressing can be repositioned easily without losing its adherent properties.
· Showerproof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place.
· Available in a range of shapes and sizes – squares, rectangles and a range of shapes for dressing awkward areas.
ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings are indicated for use on:
· Shallow, granulating wounds
· Chronic and acute exudative wounds
· Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
· Infected wounds
· Malignant wounds
· Surgical wounds
· First and second degree burns
· Donor sites
· Oncological wounds
· Epidermolysis bullosa wounds
How long can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be left in place for?
ALLEVYN dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, except the sacral area where dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days.
Which dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range can be used under compression?
ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Ag Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle and ALLEVYN Ag Gentle can all be used under compression
Do the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range work in combination with gels?
ALLEVYN dressings can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds.
Can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be used with oxidising agents?
Do not use ALLEVYN Life dressing with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.