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ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

Silicone Gel Adhesive Hydrocellular Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction which combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contract layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film.


Features

  • Triple-layered construction
  • Dynamic fluid management
  • Provides optimal moist wound environment
  • Lowers risk of maceration1


Benefits

  • Wound contact surface
    ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel is coated with a gentle silicone adhesive layer that ensures atraumatic removal at dressing changes  
  • Provides a bacterial barrier
    May help reduce risk of infection Conformable2
    Easy to fit and can be left in place without the need for secondary retention, conforming well to the complex contours of the heel  
  • Excellent flexibility without compromising gentle adherence
    Can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties3


Indications

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel is indicated for wound management by secondary intention on shallow, granulating wounds, chronic and acute low exuding wounds full and partial thickness wounds including:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Fungating wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Donor sites
  • First and second degree burns


Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel dressing with oxidizing agents such as hypochloritesolutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing. If reddening or sensitization occurs discontinue use.


Ordering Information

Product # Size Pcs/Pkgs
66800506 Heel 1 bx/5 dressings

 



References

1. Kotz, P Fisher J, McCluskey P, Hartwell SD, Dharma H. Use of a new silver barrier dressing, ALLEVYN Ag in exuding chronic wounds. Int Wound J. 2009 Jun;6(3):186-94.

2. SMTL Report 10/3328/1, Conformability of wound dressings, August 2010

3. Smith and Nephew Data on File Report OR-DOF-001

Instructions for use

Step 1

Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures


Step 2

Step 2
Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel central panel and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin


Step 3

Step 3
Remove the protector material from the top left and right lobes and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin


Step 4

Step 4
Remove the protector material from the left and right bottom panels covering the sole of the foot and malleolus


Step 5

Step 5
The dressing protector material should be smoothed throughout to ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound