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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 minimizes trauma to the wound at dressing change,1,3,4 helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.1,3

  • ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal fluid balance to maintain a moist wound environment. 5
  • Conformable dressing – providing comfort for the patient.1,3
  • Minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient 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 intended 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

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Square DressingALLEVYN Gentle Border MultisiteALLEVYN Gentle Border SacrumAllevyn Gentle Border Heel

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Size and Ordering Information

Product Name Product Number Size Pieces per Carton Cartons per Case HCPCS Code
ALLEVYN Gentle Border 66800276 3’’ x 3’’/7.5cm x 7.5cm 10 4 A6212
ALLEVYN Gentle Border 66800270 4’’ x 4’’/10cm x 10cm 10 10 A6212
ALLEVYN Gentle Border 66800279 5’’ x 5’’/12.5cm x 12.5cm 10 4 A6212
ALLEVYN Gentle Border 66800280 7’’ x 7’’/17.5cm x 17.5cm 10 4 A6213
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite 66800959 6 3/4’’ x 7 1/16’’/17.1cm x 17.9cm 10 6 A6212
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum 66800898 6 5/8’’ x 6 3/4’’/16.8cm x 17.1cm 10 6 A6212
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum 66801031 8 1/2’’ x 9’’/21.6cm x 23cm 10 8  
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel 66800506 9’’ x 9 1/8’’/23cm x 23.2cm 5 7 A213
 

 

References

  1. S. Brown, S. Palmer. An open, prospective, randomized, within volunteer comparison of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Mepilex Border. Data on file: OR-DOF/001. October 2008
  2. S. W. Ohen. M.D. “Ageing changes in skin,” http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm update on 22nd August 2006
  3. T. Hurd et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3
  4. G. Walton. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs. October 2008
  5. D. Myers. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. November 2007 
  6. S. Palmer, C. Mistry. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Data on file report: OR-DOF/017. June 2011 
  7. D. Hussein. 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. Data on file: OR-DOF/011. August 2010
  8. L. Tompkins. Data on File Report. 0711080. November 2007
  9. N. Patrick. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. October 2010
  10. S. Carpenter, D Foster. Data on File Report: DS/07/187/R1v2. November 2007
  11. S. Carpenter, D Foster. Data on file Report: DS/08/043/Ra. 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 Dressings achieve the benefits of easy application and removal,1,3,6 and the ability to reposition through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel.

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

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Magnified
On removal, the silicone gel adhesive stretches and flows out of the crevices of the skin, minimizing the risk of trauma to the wound and pain to the patient.

 

References

  1. S. Brown, S. Palmer. An open, prospective, randomized, within volunteer comparison of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Mepilex Border. Data on file: OR-DOF/001. October 2008
  2. S. W. Ohen. M.D. “Ageing changes in skin,” http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm update on 22nd August 2006
  3. T. Hurd et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3
  4. G. Walton. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs. October 2008
  5. D. Myers. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. November 2007 
  6. S. Palmer, C. Mistry. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Data on file report: OR-DOF/017. June 2011 
  7. D. Hussein. 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. Data on file: OR-DOF/011. August 2010
  8. L. Tompkins. Data on File Report. 0711080. November 2007
  9. N. Patrick. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. October 2010
  10. S. Carpenter, D Foster. Data on File Report: DS/07/187/R1v2. November 2007
  11. S. Carpenter, D Foster. Data on file Report: DS/08/043/Ra. June 2008
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Evidence

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dressings, with their silicone gel adhesive, are designed to minimize 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   MepilexTM 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

 

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Instructions for Use

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

How to apply ALLEVYN Gentle Border.

 

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocols.
  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 using an aseptic technique. 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 3 1/16 of an inch (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

 

Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dressings with oxidizing 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 sensitization 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 Dressings provide wound management by secondary intention and can be applied to various body areas including challenging areas such as the knee, elbow and breast.

How to apply ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite

 

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocols.
  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 using an aseptic technique. 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 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 3/16 of an inch (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

How to apply ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocols.
  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.
  5. When positioning ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum Dressings, place the narrow end of the dressing a minimum of ¾ of an inch (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 using an aseptic technique. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an 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 to the skin

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 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. 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 3/16 of an inch (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.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

How to apply Allevyn Gentle Border Heel

 

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocols.
  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 using an aseptic technique. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing, taking care not to cover the entire dressing. 
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Being Applied Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Being Wrapped Around a Heel Wound Folder the bottom flap of Allevyn Gentle Border Heel under the foot A photo showing Allevyn Gentle Border Heel after it has been successfully applied
Remove the central
release paper and
position the heel
onto the dressing,
with the upper
(Malleolus) lobes
at right angles to
leg.
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.
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
placeand repeat
process.
ALLEVYN Gentle
Border Heel
Dressing in place.

 

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel 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 3/16 of an inch (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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