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EXU-DRY Leg/Foot

Anti Shear Wound Dressing

Overview

Description

EXU-DRY is a one-piece, multi-layer wound dressing. EXU-DRY lower extremity dressings are designed to conform readily and comfortably to the contours of the lower extremities.


Features

  • Outer Layer - High density polyethylene.
  • Inner Layers - Highly absorbent rayon/cellulose blend.
  • Anti Shear Layer - High density polyethylene.
  • Wound Contact Layer - High density polyethylene.


Benefits

  • EXU-DRY is a unique, one-piece wound dressing designed to cover the wound with reduced friction, save nursing time and lower total dressing costs. EXU-DRY replaces non-adherent dressings, gauze and abdominal pads.
  • Non-adherent to the wound, EXU-DRY is more comfortable for patients during and between dressing changes. EXU-DRY anti-shear layer helps reduce shearing thus may help protect fragile granulation tissue. EXU-DRY one-piece, multi-layer sealed construction eliminates frayed edges, loose threads and linting. EXU-DRY minimizes disruption to new granulation tissue.
  • Highly absorbent, EXU-DRY helps reduce the risk of maceration and irritation to the wound and surrounding tissue. EXU-DRY wicks away drainage from the wound into the entire dressing, reducing the frequency of dressing changes.
  • Non-occlusive, soft and pliable, EXU-DRY is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to accommodate virtually any wound or body contour. Because EXU-DRY is permeable and non-occlusive, it can be used as a wet or dry dressing on clean or contaminated wounds.
  • EXU-DRY is compatible with most topical agents, liquids and creams.


Indications

Indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are:

  • Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
  • Pressure sores
  • Donor sites
  • Surgical incisions
  • Surgical excisions
  • Burns (1st and 2nd degree)


Precautions

  • During the body's normal healing process, unnecessary material is removed from the wound which will make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dressing changes, consult an appropriate healthcare professional.
  • Should any signs of irritation (redness, swelling, increased burning sensation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue) or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult an appropriate healthcare professional.
  • Not for 3rd degree burns.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 1 per day (without adhesive border); up to 1 every other day (with adhesive border).

Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used for wounds with moderate or high exudate; will be denied if used with a hydrogel because DMERC considers it an absorptive dressing (see coverage rules).

Product # Description Qty/Case HCPCS Code
5999LPL Leg Dressing 20 A6253
5999DEL Elbow / Knee / Heel Dressing 20 A6253
5999FDL Large Boot / Foot Dressing 20 A6253
5999FDM Medium (Child) Boot / Foot Dressing 20 A6253

Instructions for Use

Step 1:

Using a full absorbency EXU-DRY dressing, select a size slightly larger than the wound.


Step 2:

Place onto wound.


Step 3:

EXU-DRY dressings may be used as a wet or dry dressing:

  • Dry: a variety of topical agents may be applied directly on the wound or buttered onto the dressing.
  • Wet: submerge in liquid topical agent and gently squeeze out (do not ring out) excess fluid.
  • Secondary dressing: may be used in combination with other products (calcium alginates, gels, foams, etc.) that have been used to pack a wound.


Step 4:

Good wound contact is essential. Secure in place with velcro staps and/or HYPAFIX tape (window pane) or use a light wrap of roll gauze.


Step 5:

We recommend daily dressing changes per your institution's protocols.

Clinical Support

Paper Title: INMS Research Study - A Comparison of Burn Dressing Application Methods
Author: J. Linblad et al, December 1989.