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CARBONET

Odour Absorbent Dressing (Charcoal)

Overview

Description

CARBONET Activated Charcoal Odour Adsorbent Dressing: CARBONET dressings have been designed to facilitate easier wound management and a reduction in nursing time in the treatment of malodorous and infected wounds. They utilise the important, well-proven benefits of an activated charcoal layer, with the additional features of absorbency and non-adherency. The dressings create a favourable environment for wound healing, whilst being cost effective and easy to use.


Features

  • Activated charcoal layer
  • Wound contact layer
  • Absorbent padding layer
  • Absorbs bacteria and offensive odours
  • Flexible and conformable


Benefits

Absorbent
CARBONET has excellent absorptive capacity and can absorb the heavy viscous exudate typically found in leg ulcers and other chronic wounds.

Contains Activated Charcoal Cloth
Activated charcoal has a well proven ability to absorb bacteria and embarrassing odours from infected or contaminated wounds.

Non-Adherent
Features Tricotex* wound contact layer with its excellent non-adherent properties.

Easy to Apply and Retain
The composite structure of CARBONET gives all the benefits of separate wound contact layer absorbent pad and odour adsorbing material, but it is much quicker and easier to apply than three separate dressings.

Conformable
The dressing is conformable and can be cut to fit wounds which are awkwardly situated.

Cost Effective
The construction of CARBONET does not require a separate wound contact layer and absorbent dressing, simplifying dressing changes and thus saving valuable nursing time.


Indications

Discharging, infected and malodorous wounds.
Such as:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Fungating carcinomas (eg breast).
  • Faecal fistulae;
  • Infected surgical wounds


Ordering information

Catalogue # Size Units / Carton
7064 10 cm x 10 cm 10 dressings
7065 10 cm x 20 cm 10 dressings

How to Use

Cleanse wound according to local clinical protocol.

Step 1
Debride the wound if required, with a suitable agent.

Step 2
Clean wound with sterile saline or antiseptic solutions.

Step 3
Apply dressing shiny side directly onto the wound.

Step 4
Secure with a dressing retention sheet (eg. OPSITE Flexifix) tape or bandage.


Frequency of change
CARBONET dressings can be left in place for 2-3 days, dependent upon the amount of exudate.

Dressing removal
To remove CARBONET dressing remove the retention dressing or bandage and lift the dressing away from the wound.