There are many times when best patient care demands a combination of virtues in the same dressing: high absorbency, conformability, secure self-adhesion as well as waterproof and bacteria-proof performance.
ALLEVYN Adhesive, with its unique triple layer formation, has been designed to achieve this combination to ensure optimal fluid handling to support moist wound healing1. ALLEVYN Adhesive is an economically-efficient dressing specifically designed to manage chronic or acute exuding wounds.
ALLEYVN Adhesive dressings are indicated for use on:
ALLEVYN Adhesive consists of a highly absorbent hydrocellular foam pad held between an adhesive perforated wound contact layer and a highly permeable outer top film
1. Breathable Top Film
The outer polyurethane top film switches to become more breathable in the presence of exudate.
It also helps to prevent strikethrough and provides an effective barrier to bacteria and minimises the risk of cross contamination
2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core
The hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent, providing absorption capacity for up to 7 days
3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer
The wound contact layer has a low allergy based adhesive3, which adheres well to intact skin, will not stick to the wound and has a proven low risk of skin irritation.
The unique triple layer technology effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing1. It does this by:
How to Apply ALLEVYN Adhesive
Frequency of Change
During the early stages of wound management ALLEVYN Adhesive should be inspected according to local clinical protocol. Where the product is used on infected wounds the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol.
Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm / 3/16in. of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner. Local clinical protocols should also be taken into consideration.
If dressings are applied to the sacral area, they may be left in place for up to 5 days, however, due to the increased potential for contamination and infection in this area, increased monitoring of dressing adherence may be required as per local clinical protocols.
The decision of when to change should be dependent upon clinical assessment and local protocols should also be taken into consideration.
To remove ALLEVYN Adhesive, lift one edge of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound. Sacral dressings should be removed from the top edge and down towards the anus to minimise the potential for faecal contamination.
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