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ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite

Silicone Gel Adhesive Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Silicone Gel Adhesive Hydrocellular Foam Dressing


Features

• Conformable1 and light
• Easily molds to body contours and hard to dress areas2
• Showerproof2 dressing
• Contains a thinner foam core
• Minimal pain on removal3


Benefits

  • Optimal fluid management
    Lower risk of maceration4, extensive wear time and retention, resistant to leakage 
  • Provides a bacterial barrier
    May help reduce risk of infection 
  • Extensible and flexible
    Easily molds to body contours and hard to dress areas
  • Adheres gently to surrounding skin
    Soft silicone adhesive ideal for fragile skin


Indications

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

  • Skin tears
  • 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 Lite dressing with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can breakdown the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing. If reddening or sensitization occur discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.


Ordering Information

Product # Size Pcs/Pkgs
66800833 5cm x 5cm 1bx/10 dressings
66800834 7.5cm x 7.5cm 1bx/10 dressings
66800836 5.5cm x 12cm 1bx/10 dressings
66800835 10cm x 10cm 1bx/10 dressings
66800840 15cm x 15cm 1bx/10 dressings



References

  1. SMTL Report 10/3328/1, Conformability of wound dressings, August 2010
  2. Smith and Nephew Data on file report OR-DOF-011
  3. Smith and Nephew Data on File Report OR-DOF-001
  4. 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.

Instructions for use

Step 1

Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.


Step 2

Select appropriate dressing size.


Step 3

Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound.


Step 4

Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVN Gentle Border Lite and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin.


Step 5

Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.


Step 6

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite can be cut especially to dress wounds on the heel, elbows, and other awkward areas. Always use aseptic technique when cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing.


Step 7

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds.