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ALLEVYN Adhesive

Hydrocellular Adhesive Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Adhesive - Hydrocellular Dressing ALLEVYN Adhesive provides the advantages of ALLEVYN Hydrocellular dressings in a adhesive format for simple and effective fixation.


Features

  • Low allergy adhesive
  • Tapered construction with micro-thin edges
  • Unique trilaminate structure
  • Perforated wound contact layer
  • Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
  • Waterproof outer film layer
  • Full range of sizes


Benefits

  • Convenient adhesive presentation
    The wound contact layer of ALLEVYN Adhesive is coated with a low allergy adhesive which is designed to adhere well to intact skin, but not to wounds. The adhesive is non-irritating.  
  • Highly absorbent
    In-vitro studies and clinical experience demonstrate that ALLEVYN Adhesive dressings can stay in place for up to seven days. This capacity results from a combination of properties:
    The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing.
    The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure.
    The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.
    The result is the formation of a wound environment, which allows wound closure to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes.
  • Moist Wound Environment
    ALLEVYN Adhesive creates and maintains a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface, helping prevent eschar formation.  
  • Profiled dressing edges
    ALLEVYN Adhesive has a profiled cross-section, narrowing to micro-thin edges which helps ensure the dressing remains securely in place and prevents accidental removal by friction between the dressing and clothes and bedding.  
  • Waterproof/Aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination  
  • Cushioned comfort
    ALLEVYN Adhesive dressings are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort and protection.


Indications

  • ALLEVYN Adhesive is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds.
    Some typical wounds are:
    Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
    Pressure Sores
    Donor Sites
    Surgical Incisions
    Surgical Excisions
    Burns (1st and 2nd degree)
  • Creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound.
  • Provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.


Precautions

  • Do not use any ALLEVYN product with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg Dakins) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressings.
  • As with all adhesive products, some cases of irritation and/or maceration of the skin surrounding the wound have been reported. It should be noted that too frequent dressing changes, particularly on patients with fragile skin, may result in skin stripping.
  • If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
  • ALLEVYN Adhesive is not indicated for use on third degree burns.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week (sheet) - up to 1 per day (filler). Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on full-thickness wounds with moderate to heavy exudate; sheets are covered as both primary and secondary dressings.

Product# Sizes Pcs/Pkg
66000043 7.5cm x 7.5cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66000044 12.5cm x 12.5cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66000045 17.5cm x 17.5cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66000744 12.5cm x 22.5cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66000046 22.5cm x 22.5cm 1 bx/10 dressings



Instructions for Use

Step 1

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Select an appropriate size dressing. Prepare and clean the skin around the wound. SKIN-PREP Protective Wipes may be used to protect fragile skin. Peel back the protector papers and anchor the dressing over the wound. Smooth the dressing into place, ensuring that the edges of the dressing are not wrinkled.


Step 2

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During the early stages of treatment, ALLEVYN Adhesive dressings should be inspected frequently; dressings can be left in place until exudate can be seen through the outer waterproof film layer and approaches 3/4" from the edge of the dressing.


Step 3

To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and lift it gently away from the wound. Please see Overview page for Precautions