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ALLEVYN Tracheostomy

Non-Adhesive Apertured Hydrocellular Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Tracheostomy Dressing 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. This prevents maceration and helps 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 simplifies applications. 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 OPSITE Film forms the outer surface of the ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressing, preventing leakage of secretions through the front of the dressing, providing an easy clean surface and acting as a barrier to liquids.
  • Non-adherent
    The advanced design of ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressing minimizes adherence to both the peristomal skin and the tracheostomy tube, reducing trauma for the patient during use and removal.
  • Soft and conformable
    The cushioned middle foam layer offers significant benefits in terms of patient comfort and protection. The non-fibrous construction also means that fiber shedding is not a problem, unlike traditional gauze dressings.
  • Attractive appearance
    The ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressing has a clean, functional appearance which helps to reassure patients and their caregivers. High absorbency means that fewer dressing changes are required, which makes the dressing not only more cost effective but also minimizes discomfort for the patient.


Indications

ALLEVYN Tracheostomy is a soft, conformable non-adherent dressing indicated for the management of fluid, secretion, or exudate build-up associated with the use of tracheostomy tubes.


Precautions

ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressings should not be reused. Do not use ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressings with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg. Dakins) or hydrogel peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week (sheet); up to 1 per day (filler).

Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on full-thickness wounds with moderate to heavy exudate; sheets are covered as both primary and secondary dressings.

Product# Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
66027640 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 10 8 A6209



Instructions for Use

Step 1

Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the tracheostomy tube by removing excess moisture.

Step 2

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Fit the ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressing around the stoma or tracheostomy tube. Apply the white, patterned surface of the dressing toward the patient's neck.

Step 3

If required, the dressing may be cut to shape.

Step 4

Additional fixation, such as OPSITE FLEXIGRID Transparent Film Dressing or HYPAFIX Non Woven Adhesive Dressing Sheet may be used to secure the dressing.

Step 5

During the early stages of treatment, the tracheostomy site should be inspected frequently. The dressings can be left in place undisturbed for up to 7 days, or until exudate is visible and approaches 3/4" from the edge of the dressing.

Step 6: Removal

To remove ALLEVYN Tracheostomy dressing, remove the retention dressing or bandage and lift the dressing away from the wound.

Please see Overview page for Precautions