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ALLEVYN Gentle

Advanced Foam Wound Dressings

ALLEVYN Gentle

Product Information

ALLEVYN Gentle

ALLEVYN Gentle Dressings have been designed for when you need some gentle adhesion to give you a helping hand as you apply dressings on delicate areas of the body.1

The soft gel adhesive is suitable for use on fragile skin1 and may reduce trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes.2

Utilizing the ALLEVYN triple action technology to provide effective fluid management,3 ALLEVYN Gentle is also suitable for application under compression bandaging.4

  • Triple action technology provides optimal fluid handling to maintain a moist wound environment.5,6
  • Breathable top film may help to reduce the risk of maceration to the wound and periwound.5,7
  • The outer film is an effective barrier aiding in the prevention of fluid and bacterial strikethrough.8
  • Soft and comfortable for the patient, the dressing conforms to curves and awkward areas.9
  • The gentle adhesive means the dressing is suitable for use on fragile and delicate skin.1
  • Easy to apply and remove,4 the gentle adhesive holds the dressing in place while secondary retention is applied.4
  • Suitable for use under compression bandaging.1
  • Suitable for use on patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.10

 

ALLEVYN Gentle 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
  • Skin tears
  • Fungating ulcers

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Size and Ordering Information

Product Number Size Pieces per Carton Cartons per Case HCPCS Code
66800255 2’’ x 2’’/5cm x 5cm 10 6 A6209
66800256 4’’ x 4’’/10cm x 10cm 10 7 A6209
66800257 6’’ x 6’’/15cm x 15cm 10 3 A6210
66800258 8’’ x 8’’/20cm x 20cm 10 2 A6211

 

References

  1. Technical Justification AG001, November 2007
  2. Technical Justification AG003, November 2007
  3. L. Tompkins. Comparison of the fluid handling capacity of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Non Adhesive and other competitor products. Data on File: 0709060. September 2007 
  4. A. Bond. Results from a 7 day volunteer trial evaluating ALLEVYN Gentle dressings in terms of pain on removal, dressing retention and other physical characteristics. Data on File 0711086. November 2007 
  5. S. Carpenter. Technical Justification AG0011, November 2007
  6. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG0013, November 2007 
  7. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG008, November 2007 
  8. J. Vaughan. Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) on samples of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings with a 7 day test duration against S. Marcescens. Smith & Nephew Report Ref: 1010016. October 2010. 
  9. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG009, November 2007 
  10. J Denyer. Wound management for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Dermatol. Clin. (2010) 28(2): 257-64 
  11. ALLEVYN Gentle; A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs, November 2007. 
  12. K. Leak, A. Jones and S. Brown. Non-comparative in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle. Wounds UK: 6(1): 41-54 (2010)
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Technology

Like all ALLEVYN Dressings, ALLEVYN Gentle has at its heart a unique three-layer technology that actively manages exudate.3 An absorbent hydrocellular pad is held between a soft gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film.5 This dynamic system ensures that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to maintain a moist wound environment.5,6

ALLEVYN Triple Action1. Breathable Top Film5

The outer polyurethane top film switches to become more breathable in the presence of exudate.5

It also aids in the prevention of fluid and bacterial strikethrough and provides an effective barrier to bacteria.8 

2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core

The hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent,3 providing absorption capacity for up to 7 days.1

3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer 

The wound contact layer will not stick to the wound11 and the soft gel adhesive provides gentle adhesion to aid application while being suitable for fragile skin.1

ALLEVYN Gentle is easy to apply and can be lifted and repositioned during application thanks to its gentle adhesive.4 The gentle soft gel adhesive technology is designed to minimize trauma to the wound and its surrounding skin on removal.

 

References

  1. Technical Justification AG001, November 2007
  2. Technical Justification AG003, November 2007
  3. L. Tompkins. Comparison of the fluid handling capacity of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Non Adhesive and other competitor products. Data on File: 0709060. September 2007 
  4. A. Bond. Results from a 7 day volunteer trial evaluating ALLEVYN Gentle dressings in terms of pain on removal, dressing retention and other physical characteristics. Data on File 0711086. November 2007 
  5. S. Carpenter. Technical Justification AG0011, November 2007
  6. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG0013, November 2007 
  7. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG008, November 2007 
  8. J. Vaughan. Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) on samples of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings with a 7 day test duration against S. Marcescens. Smith & Nephew Report Ref: 1010016. October 2010. 
  9. G. Keene. Technical Justification AG009, November 2007 
  10. J Denyer. Wound management for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Dermatol. Clin. (2010) 28(2): 257-64 
  11. ALLEVYN Gentle; A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs, November 2007. 
  12. K. Leak, A. Jones and S. Brown. Non-comparative in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle. Wounds UK: 6(1): 41-54 (2010)
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Evidence

The ALLEVYN range of dressings has over 25 years of heritage and development contributing to its current technology. ALLEVYN Gentle has been widely used and evaluated by many clinicians resulting in clinical evidence and case studies showing how it has benefitted a wide range of patients.

In a clinical evaluation spanning 29 centers, 5 countries and a wide range of care settings and wound types, patients whose wounds were managed with ALLEVYN Gentle saw a significant reduction in wound depth and area as well as a significant decrease in exudate level over the course of the trial.12

 

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Instructions for Use

How to Apply ALLEVYN Gentle

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocol.
  2. Select an appropriate dressing size. ALLEVYN Gentle can be cut to fit awkward areas. Always use a clean technique when cutting the dressing.
  3. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area and remove excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound.
  4. Using a clean technique remove the protector material from ALLEVYN Gentle, apply the adherent side to the wound ensuring good contact all the way around and secure with secondary retention, e.g. OPSITE Flexifix Transparent Film Roll, tape or bandage. ALLEVYN Gentle can be lifted and repositioned on application without losing its adherent properties.
  5. ALLEVYN Gentle can be used in combination with other methods of treatment e.g. compression therapy, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. When used under compression, the dressing must be cut to the size of the wound without overlapping on to surrounding skin. Ensure that the dressing is adhered in position before compression bandages are applied.
  6. If the dressing has been cut, ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing, taking care not to cover the entire dressing.

ALLEVYN Gentle - How to apply diagram

Frequency of Dressing Change

During the early stages of wound management ALLEVYN Gentle should be inspected according to local clinical protocol. 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 undisturbed for up to 7 days or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 5/8 of an inch (1.5cm) of the dressing edge, whichever is sooner. If dressings are applied to the sacral area, they may be left in place for up to 5 days.

However, due to the increased potential for contamination and infection in this area, increased monitoring of dressing adherence may be required as per local clinical protocols. Clinical assessment and local protocols should determine when the dressing should be changed.

ALLEVYN When to Change 1

 
 No need to change 
 

 
ALLEVYN When to Change 1

 
 No need to change 
 

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

 

Dressing Removal

To remove ALLEVYN Gentle, remove the secondary retention and lift the dressing away from the wound.

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