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ALLEVYN Ag Gentle

Soft Gel Adhesive Silver Wound Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Ag Gentle Soft Gel Adhesive Silver Wound Dressing


Features

• Easier application with secondary retention and minimal pain on removal
• Rapid and sustained antibacterial action
• Optimal exudate management1
• Cost effective - seven-day wear time and fewer dressing changes


Benefits

  • ALLEVYN silver protection
    Sustained antibacterial activity for 7 days
  • Enhanced performance ALLEVYN
    Triple-action technology absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide optimal fluid management.
  • Maintains optimal moisture balance
    Provides an optimal moist wound environment for the promotion of faster closure
  • Comes off lightly
    Gentle adhesive allows for less painful dressing changes
  • Goes on tightly
    Stays in place for up to 7 days
  • Cost-effective
    Long wear time = fewer dressing changes


Indications

ALLEVYN Ag Gentle dressings are indicated for use in exuding partial and full thickness wounds including decubitus ulcers, diabetic ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns and donor sites. ALLEVYN Ag Gentle may be used over debrided and partial thickness wounds. Can be used in conjunction with a hydrogel dressing, such as INTRASITE Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds. ALLEVYN Ag Gentle is suitable for use on fragile skin.


Precautions

  • For external use only.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle is not compatible with oxidizing agents (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle dressings are not intended to provide treatment for infected wounds.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle may be used on infected wounds being managed in accordance with institutional clinical protocols for infection abatement as an adjunct to the standard treatment regimen to provide a barrier to bacterial penetration.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle may not be compatible with topical antimicrobials.
  • If reddening or sensitization occur discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG.
  • When ALLEVYN Ag Gentle is used on a patient during MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination some warming may be experienced.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle is not compatible with oil based products such as petrolatum.
  • ALLEVYN Ag Gentle is not suitable for use alone on cavity wounds but may be used over cavity wounds as a secondary dressing.
  • As with all products containing silver sulfadiazine the following precautions should be noted, especially when covering a large surface area with the dressing.
  • Use caution in patients with significant hepatic or renal impairment.
  • Use caution in individuals known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
  • Effects of systemically administered drugs may be altered. This can especially apply to oral hypoglycaemic agents and to phenytoin. In the case of these drugs, it is recommended that blood levels should be monitored as their effect can be potentiated.
  • When used under compression ALLEVYN Ag Gentle could become dislodged if the limb experiences a rapid reduction in oedema.


Ordering Information

Catalog# Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
66800455 2" x 2" 10 6 Coming soon
66800456 4" x 4" 10 7 Coming soon
66800458 6" x 6" 10 3 Coming soon
66800459 8" x 8" 10 2 Coming soon



References

1. Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd., Report Ref: DS/08/107/R1b, ALLEVYN Ag Gentle Dressings Physical Properties, Carpenter S., November 2008

Instructions for use

Step 1

Where required, cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.

Step 2

Select appropriate dressing size.

Step 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.

Step 4

Using aseptic technique remove the protector material from ALLEVYN Ag Gentle and apply the adherent side to the wound ensuring good contact all the way around and secure with a dressing retention sheet e.g. OPSITE Flexifix, tape or bandage.

Step 5

ALLEVYN Ag Gentle can be cut to fit awkward areas. Always use aseptic technique when cutting the dressing.

Step 6

ALLEVYN Ag Gentle can be lifted and repositioned on application without losing its adherent properties.

Step 7

ALLEVYN Ag 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 and care taken to ensure that the dressing is adhered in position before compression bandages are applied.