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Intrasite Gel & Conformable - the clinically proven choice to debride, deslough and hydrate a diverse range of wound types.

Intrasite Gel is an amorphous hydrogel that promotes gentle but effective debridement and desloughing. Intrasite Gel has unique chemical characteristics unlike any other hydrogel.

Intrasite Gel comes in two forms, a gel filled Applipak* and an impregnated non-woven dressing known as Intrasite Conformable for use in different clinical situations.

 

 

Intrasite Gel Hydrogel Wound Dressing

The unique Applipak application system containing Intrasite Gel is available in a range of different sizes. Its unique iconic shape was specifically designed to provide directable and controlled application of the gel.

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Intrasite Conformable Hydrogel Dressing

Combines the advantages of the gel with a non-woven dressing to aid the gentle packing of deep, shallow or open undermined wounds ensuring the gel remains in close contact with the entire wound surface.

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Intrasite Conformable

 

 Intrasite Gel is non adherent so is easily removed from the wound by irrigating with normal saline, without harming fragile tissue or causing unnecessary pain for the patient.

 


 

The aim of Wound Bed Preparation is to create an optimal wound healing environment in order to obtain maximum benefits from today's advanced wound care products. Intrasite Gel Applipak and Conformable are crucial products within the concept of Wound Bed Preparation as they can be used on chronic wounds owing to their re-hydration and absorption properties. Their rehydration properties are of particular importance for hard necrotic wounds in preparing the wound bed.

 

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Instructions

Intrasite* Diagram - prepare pack Intrasite* Diagram- snap nozzle

Prepare pack.

Remove Nozzle.

Intrasite* Gel Hydrogel Wound Dressing Intrasite* Conformable diagram - cover with secondary dressing

Introduce into

the wound.

Dress Wound

(see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a video demonstrating application of INTRASITE Gel.

     
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Cover with a secondary dressing of choice e.g.

Wound Stage Dressing
Necrotic Opsite* Flexigrid* Moisture Vapour Permeable Adhesive Film Dressing
Sloughy

Allevyn* Hydrocellular Hydrophillic Wound Dressing


Melolin* Low-Adherent
Abosrbent Dressing

Granulating Malodorous Allevyn/Melolin/Opsite FlexigridCarbonet* Activated Charcoal Odour Absorbent Dressing

Removal of Intrasite Gel
Intrasite Gel can be removed from the wound by rinsing with sterile water or saline solution. On necrotic and sloughy wounds, it is recommended that the dressing is changed at least every three days. On clean granulating wounds, the frequency of dressing changes depends on the clinical condition of the wound and the amount of exudate produced. 


Intrasite Conformable Hydrogel Dressing

Intrasite* Conformable diagram Intrasite* Conformable diagram - peel open pack

Prepare pack .

Remove.

Intrasite Conformable diagram - fill or cover Intrasite* Conformable diagram - cover with secondary dressing

Apply dressing

to wound.

Dress Wound

(see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a video demonstrating application of INTRASITE Conformable.

     
Description Speed/Size

 

     
Dial Up Connection 56k

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Cover with a secondary dressing e.g. film dressing ( Opsite* Flexigrid*) or absorbent dressing ( Allevyn* )

To change the dressing simply remove gently with forceps and irrigate the wound with sterile water or saline. Ensure that all dressings are removed. It is recommended that the dressing is changed at least every three days.

 

Evidence

Case Studies

Intrasite Gel has been proven to successfully treat patients across the many stages of wound healing, from promoting autolytic debridement of necrotic and sloughy wounds, to protecting delicate granulation and epithelial tissue during the final stages of healing. 

Please search below for abstracts of a selection of key clinical papers which you can find per indication.

Indication Variant Author Introduction Abstract
Excoriated Tissue Intrasite Gel Vernon, T The management of tissue damage caused by excoriation of the skin as a result of urinary or faecal incontinence can be a challenge to nurses. Case Study
Necrotic Tissue Intrasite Conformable Arrowsmith, M The management of skin damage caused by necrotising fasciitis. Case Study
Necrotic Pressure Ulcers Intrasite Conformable Vernon, T The presence of necrotic devitalised tissue on a wound bed can delay healing and also increases the risk of infection. Case Study
Pressure Ulcer on a New Born Baby Intrasite Conformable Vernon, T The management of babies with wounds can prove to be a challenge for nurses, this challenge can also be greater than before, when the aetiology of the wound is initially unclear Case Study
Sloughy Venous Leg Ulcer Intrasite Conformable Bianchi, J The standard treatment for uncomplicated venous leg ulcers is graduation compression. When slough is present, however, healing can be delayed. Case Study
Sacral Pressure Ulcers Intrasite Conformable Leader, D Caring for patients with a pressure ulcer can be a challenging prospect, particularly when the patient is elderly. This challenge can be further enhanced when the patient is recovering from a broken leg. Case Study
Skin Tear Intrasite Conformable Vernon, T Skin tears are frequently seen in elderly patients and can prove to be challenging for the nurse. Case Study
Bullous Lesions in Lyell's Syndrom Intrasite Conformable Malecore, M
et al
Lyell's syndrome is a generalised reactional mucocutaneous condition of Epidermolysis Bullous caused by an immune system reaction to a medicine. Case Study
Bacteriostatic properties of Intrasite Gel vs. Purilon TM Gel Intrasite Gel Harrow, J Debridement of devitalised tissue is essential for successful wound healing. Article
Compatibility of Intrasite Gel with Acticoat an In-Vivo AND In-Vitro assessment Intrasite Gel Various Case studies have been undertaken to show the effectiveness of this combination in the treatment of chronic wounds.

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FAQs

Can IntraSite be used on infected wounds?

Yes it can but only under medical supervision, in conjunction with systematic antibiotics, where appropriate. Infection occurs when the rate of bacterial proliferation exceeds the ability of the immune system to control it. Intrasite contains propylene glycol, which has both fungistatic and secondary bacteriostatic qualities, which means it is capable of inhibiting and retarding the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

 

What is the IntraSite Gel appearance / consistency?

The gel is odourless and has a slightly opaque, colourless appearance. It flows easily when applied (low viscosity coefficient), but remains firm when at rest (high elasticity) which enables the gel to stay in place over longer periods of time, holding its shape when absorbing, rather than being dissolved into the wound fluid.

 

What secondary dressings can be used?

The gel filled wound needs to be covered with an appropriate secondary dressing. This dressing may vary depending on the levels of exudate in the wound. On light levels of exudates use OpSite* Flexigrid this will enhance the rehydration of necrotic tissue. Where exudates levels are heavier an absorbent dressing is required such as Allevyn*.

 

How does IntraSite Gel absorb excess exudate?

By absorbing excess exudates from the wound surface Intrasite Gel halts the build up of slough formation. Alternatively where slough has already formed, the gel's rehydration action gently yet effectively removes slough without damaging healthy tissue. The donation properties of Intrasite Gel aid the natural autolytic debridement process by rehydrating and softening non-viable tissue.

 

Does IntraSite cause any maceration of the peri-wound skin?

Does not harm viable tissue, the skin surrounding the wound, or affect the wound systematically. Slight maceration of the surrounding skin may occur due to the moist environment the gel creates mainly in shallow wounds. This can be overcome by using the well technique or a absorbent secondary dressing.

 

Is there any pain during application or removal?

The majority of patients find that there is an ease of pain on application, removal and during wear due to the moist environment the gel creates, keeping sensitive nerve endings bathed in fluid. The regime is easy to perform and with the option of either a gel or a non-woven dressing, it is able to conform to any wound shape or size. The extended wear time means that fewer dressing changes are needed reducing unnecessary trauma to the wound.

 

During dressing change how is IntraSite Gel removed from the wound?

 

Intrasite Gel is non-adherent, so is easily removed from the wound with normal saline solution by irrigation without harming fragile tissue or causing unnecessary pain for the patient. Intrasite Conformable is especially useful for deep wounds, it can be packed into the wound, moulding to the contours ensuring increased moisture content at the wound interface. This non woven dressing is easily removed, reducing the need for irrigation thus saving nursing time and reducing trauma to the patient.

Technology

Unique Formulation

The patented cross-linked polymer enables the gel to provide balanced rehydration and absorption. Based on the local environment IntraSite Gel responds appropriately to the level of moisture making it ideal for every stage in the wound healing process.

Unique cross linked molecular structure

  • The unique structure provides the ability to balance re-hydration and absorption as required.
  • Water is donated from the gel to the wound
  • Slough and exudates are absorbed from the wound into the gel

 Cross linked stability

Cross linking holds the gel stable throughout treatment, avoiding leakage and drainage

  • As slough and exudates are absorbed from the wound, the links expand their original state
  • As water is donated, the links contract