How it works

Learn how ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Dressings work

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Foam Dressings effectively absorb and lock exudate while providing an optimal patient experience.5,6,9 The foam and lock away core layers prevent the exudate from leaking onto surrounding skin, which may help reduce the risk of maceration.5,6 The soft silicone wound contact layer ensures that the dressing can be repositioned and changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin, exposing the patient to unnecessary additional pain.7,8 The discretion and change indicator layers minimises unnecessary embarrassment to the patient and shows when the dressing needs to be changed.3,4

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum works in the same way as ALLEVYN LIFE.

How it works

Click on the video to see how all ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings work

 

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Dressings show you when they need to be changed

The discretion and change indicator layers are exclusive to ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings. Together they reduce the visibility of unsightly exudate strikethrough and show when the dressings need to be changed, helping to reduce unnecessary dressing changes.3,4

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Foam Dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days. Dressings should be changed depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin or when exudate covers 75% of the change indicator. Consider changing if the exudate covers more than 50% of the change indicator.


How to use

How to use

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Foam Dressings are purposely designed for a wide variety of exuding chronic and acute wounds located on the sacrum area.

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum has been shown to work successfully as part of a pressure ulcer prevention program to reduce incidences.17

Application of ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Dressing to the Body

See ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Foam Dressing being correctly applied to the sacral area

 

Removal of ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Dressing from the Body

See how to correctly remove ALLEVYN Life Sacrum Foam Dressings from the sacral area

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Download useful application materials

ALLEVYN LIFE Sacrum Application Poster

ALLEVYN LIFE Shapes Application Poster

Cost and Resource Savings

Cost and Resource Savings


ALLEVYN LIFE dressings are clinically proven to reduce costs by 64%10

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Patient Experience

Patient Experience


Living with a wound creates many issues, not just physical. See how ALLEVYN LIFE can help a patient’s wellbeing.

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References

1. Smith & Nephew data on file report OR-DOF020 An open, prospective, randomised, comparative volunteer trial to compare the performance of silicone adhesive dressings.
2. Smith & Nephew data on file report OR-DOF 041 An open, prospective, comparative volunteer trial to assess the retention qualities of ALLEVYN™ Life and BiatainTM Silicone.
3. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/129/DOF Simulated wound model testing of ALLEVYN Life and Mepilex Border
4. Jackie Stephen-Haynes et al. An appraisal of the clinical performance and economic benefits of a silicone foam in a large UK primary care Organization. Journal of Community Nursing 2013.
5. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/130/DOF Simulated wound model testing of ALLEVYN Life and Mepilex Border.
6. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/127/DOF Odour reducing properties of ALLEVYN Life.
7. Data on File Report DS.12.124. DOF. Fluid Handling Properties of ALLEVYN Life
8. Rossington, A et al (2013) Clinical performance and positive impact on patient wellbeing of ALLEVYN LIFE. Wounds UK. 9(4): 91-95
9. Bali and Monterey Research Insights Summary Document. Smith & Nephew 2013
10. Joy H et al. A collaborative project to enhance efficiency through dressing change practice. Poster presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate November 2014.
11. Data on File Ref DS/09/013/R2. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dressing Physical Properties. Daubney L, May 2009
12. Myers D. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. November 2007
13. Hurd T et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5, No3
14. Lisco C. Evaluation of a new silicone gel-adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing as part of a pressure ulcer prevention plan for ICU patients. WOCN 2013
15. Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/130/DOF Simulated wound model testing of ALLEVYN LIFE and Mepilex™ Border