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ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

Silicone Gel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum is a silicone gel adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing incorporating unique triple-action technology. It is comprised of a highly breathable polyurethane top film, a hydrocellular foam layer and a perforated wound contract layer coated with a silicone gel adhesive. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum has a unique design with three slits in the film at the bottom of the dressing to aid placement of the dressing in the cleft and aid dressing conformability in this awkward area of the body.


Features

  • Top film provides bacterial and waterproof barrier
  • Wider border to help secure the dressing to the sacral area
  • A tail at the end of the dressing to aid with conformability
  • 3 perforated slits to help with placement around the cleft
  • Silicone wound contact layer can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties1


Benefits

  • Optimal fluid management
    Lowers risk of maceration2, 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
    Minimal trauma to the sacral area  
  • Excellent flexibility and conformable dressing3
    Unique design with a dressing tail to aid dressing conformability and fit to the sacral area


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 Sacrum dressing with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (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
66800898 16.8cm x 17.1cm 1 bx/10 dressings

 


References

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

 

Instructions for use

Step 1

Step 1

Remove protective covering


Step 2

Step 2

Identify placement area


Step 3

Step 3

Anchor adhesive side to skin


Step 4

Step 4 Final Step

Tear the perforations as needed and mold the dressing to the sacral area