ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive utilises the unique triple action technology seen across the ALLEVYN range of dressings. By combining an absorbent hydrocellular pad with a non-adherent wound contact layer and breathable top film; the dressing manages fluid to maintain optimal moist wound healing conditions1,2.
1. Breathable Top Film
The outer polyurethane top film is highly breathable2, helps to prevent strikethrough and provides an effective barrier to bacteria7.
2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core
The hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent9
3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer
The wound contact layer will not stick to the wound11and is suitable for fragile skin1,3.
ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive is ideal for fragile and sensitive skin due to its non-adherent wound contact layer and soft and conformable construction6. The specially designed Heel dressing fits closely to the heel area allowing even this most challenging of body parts to be dressed comfortably5.
1. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Non Adhesive dressings and the moist wound environment
2. Smith and Nephew data on file report: Comparison of the permeability of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive standard and new ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive written by David Foster and Anna Rial,Feb 2006
3. Clinical evaluation report ref: CE/022/ANA – A prospective user evaluation on the effect of process changes tot eh manufacture of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive wound dressings. Samantha Hartwell, November 2006
4. Denyer J. Wound Management for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa.Dermatol Clin. 28(2):257-64, 2010
5. Managing diabetic foot lesions with ALLEVYN Heel dressing. Watret L (2000) The Diabetic Foot, 3(1), 21-22
6. Evaluation of a hydrocellular dressing in the management of exuding wounds in the community. Kurring PA et al (1994). Br J Nurs 3(20) 1049-1053
7. Bacterial barrier testing of Johannesburg formulations of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive and ALLEVYN Lite. Report Ref: WRP-TW090-150-01
8. Report Ref: DS/04/065/R1 – ALLEVYN Pressure reduction. Sarah Painter / D Foster, 05/11/04
9. Smith and Nephew Data on File Report: 0512006 Comparison of the fluid handling capacities of absorbent non-adhesive dressings. S. Painter Jan 2006