Pressure ulcers can be costly to both patients and the healthcare system. From a patient perspective, pressure ulcers can cause pain and can greatly restrict activity. They may also lead to increased hospitalization, and there is an increased risk of infection with breakdown in skin integrity. Pressure ulcers can seriously impact patient quality of life and wellbeing.
For healthcare facilities complications such as pressure ulcers may increase total treatment costs as well as lead to increased length of hospital stays and associated costs.
Pressure ulcer prevention protocols can help to greatly improve outcomes for both patients and health care providers. ALLEVYN Life Dressings, with their multi-layered design incorporating hydrocellular foam, a hyper-absorber lock away core and a protective masking layer, are designed to redistribute pressure and are a cost effective solution to complement your pressure ulcer prevention program
The unique multi-layer design helps to redistribute pressure more evenly than traditional foam dressings.7
A pressure redistribution comparison study measured the pressure transferred through dressings when pressure was applied to the dressings’ surface, using a probe.
1000mmHg was applied to both dressings.7
In addition, the unique quadrilobe shape with the wide border is designed to securely fit the contours of the human body, helping to ensure the dressing stays in place.
The silicone wound contact layer allows the dressing to be repositioned for routine skin inspections and can be easily removed with minimal pain to the patient
Also Available in the ALLEVYN Life Range
ALLEVYN Life Sacrum Dressings have a tail specifically designed to fit the sacral area, particularly around the cleft, to help overcome common problems such as the dressing tenting. The dressing was designed following observational ethnographic research with patients and clinicians who have experience in managing sacral wounds.
ALLEVYN Life Heel Dressings have a unique design that is intended to provide coverage to the malleolus without the need for secondary retention.
||Dressigns per Carton
|Border to Border
||4in x 4in/10.3cm x 10.3cm
||2in x 2in/5.1cm x 5.1cm
||5 1/16in x 5 1/16in/12.9cm x 12.9cm
||3in x 3in/7.6cm x 7.6cm
||6 1/16in x 6 1/16in/15.4cm x 15.4cm
||4in x 4in/10.2cm x 10.2cm
||8 ¼in x 8 ¼in/21cm x 21cm
||6in x 6in/15.4cm x 15.4cm
||Heel 9in x 9 1/8in/25.2cm x 25cm
||7 7/8in x 8in/20cm x 20.2cm
||Sacrum 6¾in x 6 7/8in/17.2cm x 17.5cm
||4 7/8in x 3 5/16in/8.5cm x 12.4cm
||Sacrum 8 ½in x 9in/21.6cm x 23cm
||6¾in x 4 13/16in/12.3cm x 17cm