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ALLEVYN Gentle

Gel Adhesive Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Gentle Gel Adhesive Hydrocellular Foam Dressing


Indications

  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Skin tears
  • Fungating ulcers.

ALLEVYN Gentle is suitable for use on fragile skin


Precautions

  • Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle dressings 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.
  • When used under compression ALLEVYN Gentle could become dislodged if the limb experiences a rapid reduction in edema.
  • If reddening or sensitization occur discontinue use.


Features

  • Advanced triple-layered construction
  • Absorbent hydrocellular pad
  • Perforated soft gel adhesive wound contact layer
  • Highly permeable waterproof outer film


Benefits

  • Enhanced performance ALLEVYN
    Triple-action technology absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide optimal fluid management
  • Maintains optimal moisture balance
    Provides an optimal moist wound environment for the promotion of faster healing
  • Comes off lightly
    Gentle adhesive allows less painful dressing changes
  • Easier application
    Gel adhesive holds the dressing in place during the application of secondary retention for convenient “3rd-hand” application
  • Cost-effective
    Long wear time = fewer dressing changes

 

Ordering Codes

Product # Size Pcs/Pkg
66800247 5cm x 5cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66800248 10cm x 10cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66800249 10cm x 20cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66800250 15cm x 15cm 1 bx/10 dressings
66800251 20cm x 20cm 1 bx/10 dressings



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

Using aseptic technique remove the protector material from ALLEVYN Gentle and apply the adherent side to the wound ensuring good contact all the way around and secure with a dressing retention sheet e.g OPSITE FLEXIFIX, tape or bandage.


Dressing changes

During the early stages of wound management ALLEVYN Gentle dressings should be inspected frequently.Where the product is used on infected wounds the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol. Dressings can be left in place undisturbed for up to 7 days or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 5/8" of the edge of the dressing, whichever is sooner.