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Allevyn* Heel

Non-Adhesive, Anatomically Shaped, Heel Dressing

General

 
Non-Adhesive, Anatomically Shaped, Heel Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
Allevyn* Heel
 
Description
 


Allevyn* Heel dressing has been designed for a superior anatomical and comfortable fit to enhance management of wounds on the heel.


 
Features
 

 

  • One piece shaped construction
  • Non adhesive
  • Unique trilaminate construction
  • Non adherent wound contact layer
  • Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
  • Waterproof outer film layer
  • Protective padding

 
Benefits
 


Highly absorbent

In-vitro studies and clinical experience, both demonstrate that as healing progresses, Allevyn dressings can stay in place for up to seven days. This capacity results from a combination of properties:
  • The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing.
  • The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure.
  • The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.
The result is the formation of a wound environment, which allows healing to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes.

Promotes early healing
  • Allevyn Heel allows the formation and maintenance of a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface, preventing eschar formation and promoting rapid and trouble free healing.
Designed to fit the heel
  • Allevyn Heel dressing is designed to gently fit around the back of the foot allowing the wound to be dressed creating a moist wound healing environment.
Cushioned comfort
  • Allevyn Heel dressings are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort and protection.
Clean wound healing
  • Allevyn Heel absorbs and retains exudate, bacteria and cellular debris, providing clean, mess free dressing changes.
 
Contraindications / Precautions
 

 

  • Do not use Allevyn dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Eusol) or hydrogen peroxide solutions, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing.
  • Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of Allevyn dressings. In some cases this relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate remaining in contact with peri-wound skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported. If reddening or sensitisation occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

 

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CodeDescription Items per unit
66007630 10.5cm x 13.5cm bx/5

Clinical Support

 
 
 
Non-Adhesive, Anatomically Shaped, Heel Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
Clinical Support
 


Paper Title: Setting the standards for cost-effectiveness studies. A 100 patient trial of a hydrocellular and a hydrocolloid dressing.
Author: Harding, KG, et al
Reference: Presented at the First symposium on Evidence Based Woundcare, York, 1997

Paper Title: A randomised comparative pilot study to evaluate Allevyn* hydrocellular dressings and a calcium alginate dressing in the treatment of diabetic ulcers.
Author: Baker, NR, Creevy, J
Reference Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Advanced Wound Management, Harrogate, 1993, pages 170-171

Paper Title: The use of a modern wound management regime in the treatment of pressure sores of the heel that present with non-viable tissue.
Author: Flanagan, M
Reference Poster presented at the 5th European Conference of Advances in Wound Management, Harrogate 1995

 

Instructions for Use

 
 
 
Non-Adhesive, Anatomically Shaped, Heel Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
 
Step 1:
Apply the white, patterned surface to the heel.

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Step 2:
Secure with a light bandage (eg Easifix* Conforming Gauze Bandage or Easifix Self Adhesive Dressing Retention Bandage) or with tape (eg Hypafix* Non Woven Adhesive Dressing Sheet or Albupore* Low Allergy Paper Tape).

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Step 3:
During the early stages of treatment, Allevyn Heel dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate is visible and approaches the edge of the dressing. The film backing prevents fluid strikethrough and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination of the wound.


The frequency of dressings change is affected by the nature and condition of the wound, Allevyn dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate approaches the edge of the dressing, taking into consideration local clinical protocols.


Please see General page for Contraindications/Precautions
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