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FLEXIGEL Sheet

Absorbent Hydrogel Wound Dressing

Overview

Description

FLEXIGEL Hydrogel Sheet Dressing.


Features

  • Made with a polyacrylaride matrix with embedded hydrophilic polysaccharide particles
  • Moisture vapor permeable
  • Absorbs up to 5 times its own weight


Benefits

  • Cooling
  • Soothing effect on superficial wounds
  • Transparent for easy monitoring
  • Can use either side of dressing
  • Easy application


Indications

FLEXIGEL sheets

  • 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)
  • Creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound.
  • Provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.


Precautions

FLEXIGEL is not indicated for the management of third degree burns.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 1 per day (covers without adhesive border); up to 3 per week (covers with adhesive border).

Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on full-thickness wounds with minimal or no exudate; not covered if used in combination with hydrogel wound fillers, covers or impregnated gauze.

Product # Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
59500000 2" x 2" 5 5 A6242
59500200 4" x 4" 5 5 A6242

Instructions for Use

Step 1

Cleanse wound


Step 2

Apply a skin preparation to the periwound skin


Step 3

Apply FLEXIGEL Sheet dressing (cut to fit wound, if necessary)


Step 4

Requires secondary dressing. May use roll gauze or OPSITE film.

Note: A film dressing will decrease evaporation, holding more moisture over the wound bed. A gauze dressing allows for evaporation over wounds that are very moist.


Step 5

Change q 3-5 days based on drainage. FLEXIGEL Sheets may be used under compression wraps or stockings.