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REPLICARE Thin

Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing

Overview

REPLICARE Thin is a hydrocolloid dressing


Features

REPLICARE Thin is made from a polyurethane film with a thin layer of absorbent colloid.


Benefits

  • Moist wound environment
    REPLICARE Thin maintains a moist wound environment that assists in promoting autolytic debridement while managing low levels of exudate.
  • Goes on easy, comes off clean
    The sterile, no-touch, self-adhering application system makes REPLICARE Thin simple to apply - even while wearing gloves. High cohesive properties keep the dressing from falling apart and leaving residue in the wound, so there's minimal risk of local irritation.
  • Superior conformability
    Like original REPLICARE, REPLICARE Thin stretches easily and returns to its original shape more completely than other hydrocolloid dressings - even over joints. This suppleness and flexibility allows the dressings to give without migrating, minimizing granulation tissue injury and damage to periwound skin integrity.
  • Improves patient comfort
    REPLICARE Thin permits increased ease of patient mobility without uncomfortable pulling of the skin, especially over joints. The dressing's thin profile also makes it cosmetically acceptable to patients.
  • Cost-effective choice
    REPLICARE Thin promotes more cost-effective use of material and resources and nursing services. The dressing is totally transparent, so there is no need to disturb the dressing to check for saturation or healing progress. The waterproof polyurethane film cover material allows the dressing to be easily cleaned and permits patients to bathe or shower without the need for a dressing change. The dressing also aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination. The no-touch application system results in fewer wasted dressings, and the combination of conformability, adhesion and absorption extends wear time and reduces the risk of wound contamination.


Indications

  • REPLICARE Thin is 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

REPLICARE Thin is not indicated for use on third degree burns.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week (covers and fillers).

Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on wounds with light to moderate exudate.

Product # Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
59484000 2 x 2 3/4 10 15 A6234
59484100 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 10 12 A6235
59484200 6 x 8 5 10 A6235

Instructions for Use

Step 1

Cleanse the wound with saline solution or an appropriate wound cleanser. Cleanse and dry the periwound skin. If the periwound skin is particularly friable, it may be protected from trauma by applying SKIN-PREP.

Step 2

Choose a dressing large enough to cover the wound with 1” of overlap on all sides of the wound. Remove the printed backing paper exposing the adhesive surface.

Step 3

Center the dressing over the wound and press the edges firmly to the surrounding skin. Remove the small plastic application tab from the underside of the dressing and press all the sides firmly to the skin.