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Allevyn* Tracheostomy

Non-Adhesive Tracheostomy Dressing

General

 
Allevyn* Tracheostomy
 
Non-Adhesive Tracheostomy Dressing

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
Allevyn* Tracheostomy
 
Description
 


The Allevyn* Tracheostomy dressing combines the benefits of Allevyn with a ‘key-hole' aperture which allows the dressing to fit neatly around a tracheostomy tube or other drain or stoma.


 
Features
 

 

  • ‘Key-hole' aperture
  • Pink, waterproof outer film layer
  • Highly absorbent hydrocellular central layer
  • Non-adherent inner layer
  • Cushioned pad

 
Benefits
 


Highly Absorbent

  • The unique structure of Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing enables it to absorb large amounts of secretions versus traditional dressings. This prevents maceration and so helps to maintain the condition of the patient's skin in the peristomal area.
Easy to Apply and Remove
  • The ‘key-hole' aperture in Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing allows straightforward handling, so that the dressing fits neatly and easily around the tracheostomy tube. If required, the dressing may be cut to shape. Removal of the dressing is also simple and painless, causing minimal distress to the patient.
Breathable Film
  • The breathable film used in OpSite* forms the outer surface of the Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing, so preventing leakage of secretions through the front of the dressing, providing an easy clean surface and acting as a barrier to liquids and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination.
Non-Adherent
  • The advanced design of Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing minimises adherence to both the peristomal skin and the tracheostomy tube, so reducing trauma for the patient during use and removal.
Soft and Conformable
  • The incorporation of a cushioned middle layer offers significant benefits in terms of patient comfort and protection. The integrity of the Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing allows confidence in use. Its non-fibrous construction also means that fibre shedding is not a problem, unlike more traditional dressings.
Attractive Appearance
  • The Allevyn Tracheostomy dressing has a clean, functional appearance which helps to reassure patients and their carers.
  • High absorbency means that fewer dressing changes are required, which makes the dressing not only more cost effective but also minimises discomfort for the patient.
 
Contraindications / Precautions
 

 

  • Allevyn Tracheostomy dressings should not be reused.
  • Do not use Allevyn Tracheostomy 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.


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CodeDescription Items per unit
66007640 9cm x 9cm bx/10