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ALLEVYN Gentle Border

Advanced Foam Wound Dressings

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

Product Information

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Range includes:

  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border
  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite
  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum
  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

The ALLEVYN Gentle Border range has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin.1,2,3 These dressings have a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma to the wound at dressing change1,3,4, helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.1,3

  • ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal balance in fluid for moist wound healing. 5
  • Conformable dressing – providing comfort for the patient.1,3
  • Minimises trauma and pain during dressing change.1,3
  • Easy to apply and remove1,3,6 – the dressing can be repositioned easily without losing its adherent properties.1
  • Showerproof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place.7
  • Available in a range of shapes and sizes – squares, rectangles and a range of shapes for dressing awkward areas.7

 

We have collaborated with clinicians and patients to develop a unique range of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings designed especially for the contours of the human body.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings are indicated for use on:

  • Shallow, granulating wounds
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Oncological wounds
  • Epidermolysis bullosa wounds

 

The ALLEVYN Gentle Border Range

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Square Dressing


ALLEVYN Gentle Border

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum


ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum


Allevyn Gentle Border Heel

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

 

Allevyn Gentle Border Size and Ordering Information

Code Size Pieces Per Carton
66800269 7.5 x 7.5cm 10
66800270 10cm x 10cm 10
66800272 12.5 x 12.5cm 10
66800975 15cm x 15cm 10
66800273 17.5 x 17.5cm 10
66800900 10cm x 20cm 10
66800959 Multisite 17.1cm x 17.9cm 10
66800898 Sacrum 16.8cm x 17.1cm 10
66801031 Sacrum 21.6cm x 23cm 10
66800506 Heel 23cm x 23.2cm 5

 

 

 

References

1. Data on file: OR-DOF/001

2. “Ageing changes in skin”, update on 22nd August 2006 by Sandra W. ohen M.D. Ref: http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm

3. Hurd T et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3

4. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs (wacker silicone adhesive). Skytte C. October 2008

5. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. Myers D, November 2007

6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 017. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Palmer S and Mistry C. June 2011

7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 011. Results from a multi-centre, non-comparative clinical in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings (CIME/008) and from open, prospective, randomised within volunteer (VTE/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010

8. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File report ref. 0711080. Absorption properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Tompkins L. November 2007

9. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. Patrick N. October 2010

10. Development Services Repor t Ref: DS/07/187/R1v2. Initial point testing for final stability for project Colombo. Carpenter S and Foster D. November 2007

11. Development Services Report Ref: DS/08/043/Ra. Stability testing on ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Carpenter S and Foster D. June 2008

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Technology

ALLEVYN Dressing layersLike all ALLEVYN dressings, ALLEVYN Gentle Border has at its heart a unique triple layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing.5

The dressing consists of a highly absorbent8 hydrocellular foam pad held between a perforated wound contact layer which is coated with a soft silicone gel adhesive and a highly permeable outer top film.9,10,11

ALLEVYN Gentle Border achieves its benefits of easy application and removal1,3,6 and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Magnified
On application the silicone gel adhesive on ALLEVYN Gentle Border flow into the crevices of the skin allowing more points of contact to stay in place.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Magnified
On removal, the gel silicone adhesive stretch and flow out of the crevices of the skin, minimising the risk of trauma to the wound and pain to the patient.

 

 

References

1. Data on file: OR-DOF/001

2. “Ageing changes in skin”, update on 22nd August 2006 by Sandra W. ohen M.D. Ref: http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm

3. Hurd T et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3

4. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs (wacker silicone adhesive). Skytte C. October 2008

5. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. Myers D, November 2007

6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 017. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Palmer S and Mistry C. June 2011

7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 011. Results from a multi-centre, non-comparative clinical in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings (CIME/008) and from open, prospective, randomised within volunteer (VTE/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010

8. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File report ref. 0711080. Absorption properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Tompkins L. November 2007

9. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. Patrick N. October 2010

10. Development Services Repor t Ref: DS/07/187/R1v2. Initial point testing for final stability for project Colombo. Carpenter S and Foster D. November 2007

11. Development Services Report Ref: DS/08/043/Ra. Stability testing on ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Carpenter S and Foster D. June 2008

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Evidence

ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings, with their silicone gel adhesive, are designed to minimise trauma to the wound and pain to the patient at dressing changes.1,3

In a volunteer evaluation pain on dressing removal was recorded at day 1 and day 3.1

Pain on Removal of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Competitor Dressing, 1 and 3 days Wear

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Graph

  ALLEVYN Gentle Border   Mepilex TM Border

 

In a volunteer evaluation more ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings were still in place after 1,3 and 7 days compared to Mepilex Border1

Percentage of Dressings in Place of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Competitor Dressings after 1,3 and 7 Days Wear

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Graph

  ALLEVYN Gentle Border   Mepilex Border

 

Here is a summary of the key pieces of evidence for ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Click through to view further detail.

Variant Author Title
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Fiona Russell The use of ALLEVYN Gentle Border on a delicate forearm flap. (PDF - 612kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Theresa Hurd, Luisa Gregory, Annie Jones, Sarah Brown
A Multicentre in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK. September 2009
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dr. Roland Becker, Prof. Dr. Heinz Janßen An open, prospective clinical in market evaluation of a modern silicone foam dressing. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 108kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Kath Vowden, Keith Harding, Naiem Moiemen, Kate Drysdale, Chetan Mistry An open, prospective randomised, multi-centre clinical evaluation of a hydrocellular silicone foam dressing in the management of exuding chronic and acute wounds. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Paula Guerra Herrero, Enfermera. CS Garcia Lorca, (Burgos), Mª Jose Cabrejas Mayordomo, Enfermera, CS Salas de los Infantes (Burgos)
Pilar Antolin de las Heras, Enfermera. CS Comuneros, (Burgos)
Caring for perilesional skin. Use of a hydrocellular dressing with silicone adhesive and anatomically shaped for the heel (PDF - 426kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Michelle Greenwood Achieving effective outcomes using a soft-silicone shaped foam dressing in clinical practice. Wounds UK 2010
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Ricard Barberà i Guillem, Fernando Gómez Sendra, Ignacio Bermejo Bosch, Luis Garcés Pérez, Isabel Negre
 
Behaviour under pressure of a hydrocellular polyurethane dressing range on the foot-sole and heel. EWMA 2010 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Sylvie Hampton An evaluation of a silicone adhesive shaped heel dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2010

 

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Resources

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite Application Poster – Adult (PDF - 1Mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite Application Poster – Paediatric (PDF - 1Mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Application Poster (PDF - 273Kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Technical Information Sheet (PDF - 1Mb)

ALLEVYN Gentle Border sacrum application to the sacrum

ALLEVYN Gentle Border multisite application to the elbow

ALLEVYN Gentle Border multisite application to the shoulder

ALLEVYN Gentle Border multisite application to the leg

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel application to the heel

Removal of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings

 

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Instructions for Use

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.

2. Select the appropriate dressing size.

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.

4. Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. (Image A)

5. Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound. (Image B)

6. ALLEVYN Gentle Border can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used with cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border application
During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN Gentle Border 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 for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 1.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  No need to change  

 
ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  No need to change  

 
ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  Exudate within 1.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing

 

Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing. If reddening or sensitisation occur discontinue use.


Dressing Removal

Lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite provides wound management by secondary intention and can be applied to various body areas including challenging areas such as the knee, elbow and breast.

1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.

2. Select the appropriate dressing size.

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.

4. Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. (Image A and B)

5. Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.(Image C and D)

6. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used with cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing.

Step 1
A

Step 1
B

Step 1
C

Step 1
D

 

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite 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 for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  No need to change  

 
ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  No need to change  

 
ALLEVYN When to Change 1

  Exudate within 0.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing

 

To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.

2. Select the appropriate dressing size.

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

4. Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin.

5. When positioning ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum, place the narrow end of the dressing a minimum of 2cm above the anal sphincter.

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

7. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used with cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered withan appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing.

Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Application A
Remove protector material

Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Application B
Anchor adhesive side of dressing

Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Application C
Remove any remaining protector material and smooth dressing

Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Application D

 

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum should be inspected frequently. Where the product is used on infected wounds, the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol. Sacral dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edgeof the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 No need to change 
 

 
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 No need to change 
 

 
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 Exudate within 0.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing

 

To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.

2. Select the appropriate dressing size.

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.

4. Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. (Image A and B)

5. Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound. (Image C and D)

6. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used with cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing. 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change
Remove the central release paper and position the heel onto the dressing, with the upper (Malleolus) lobes at right angles to leg.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change
Remove the release paper from one of the upper lobes and fold upper lobe onto Malleolus and secure in place. Repeat with the other upper lobe.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change
Remove lower lobe release paper and fold heel flap lip and ensure pad edge aligns with upper lobe pad edge. Secure lower lobe tab is in place and repeat process.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to changeALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel dressing should now be in place.

 

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel 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 for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 No need to change 
 

 
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 No need to change 
 

 
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum - When to change

 
 Exudate within 0.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing

To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

 

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