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REPLICARE Ultra

Advanced Hydrocolloid Dressing

Overview

Description

REPLICARE Ultra is an advanced hydrocolloid dressing which offers optimal exudate management and increased absorption capability.


Features and Benefits

  • REPLICARE Ultra's improved design provides better evaporation through an adaptable polyurethane top film that regulates moisture vapor transmission rate. This allows excess moisture to evaporate while maintaining the proper moist wound environment.
  • The top film is waterproof, easy to clean and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination.
  • Unique micro-thin edges and enhanced adhesive offer better adherence, reduced leakage potential and chance of edge roll.
  • REPLICARE Ultra can remain in place for up to 7 days for convenience, fewer dressing changes and a reduction in nursing costs.
  • In addition, it is offered in a sacral design to conform to the difficult to dress sacral region.


Indications

For Healthcare Professional applications, REPLICARE Ultra dressings may be used in Stage I through Stage IV wounds with light to moderate exudate, such as:

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Superficial Burns
  • Superficial Wounds
  • Donor Sites
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Partial Thickness Burns


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, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
  • Should any signs of irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hypergranulation (excess tissue) or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
  • Do not use product if its packaging is open or damaged prior to use.
  • REPLICARE Ultra is a single-use product. It should not be re-used.
  • Do not use product on (1) ulcers resulting from infection, such as tuberculosis, syphilis and deep fungal infections; (2) lesions in patients with acute vasculitis, such as periarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus, and cryoglobulinemia; or (3) third degree burns.
  • REPLICARE Ultra dressing must be removed prior to radiation therapy.


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.

Catalog# Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
59484600 4 x 4 5 8 A6234
59484700 6 x 6 5 8 A6235
59484900 7 x 8 Sacrum 5 6 A6235

Instructions for Use

The following are designed to act as general guidelines and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.


Step 1

Cleanse the wound using sterile saline or a recommended commercial brand of wound cleanser such as Dermal Wound Cleanser. Gently pat dry the skin around the wound. SKIN-PREP is recommended to protect the peri-wound skin.

Step 2

Choose a dressing that allows for ½” to 1” overlap of the wound.

Step 3

Remove the protective paper, exposing the adhesive surface. Use the clear, plastic handle to ensure aseptic application.

Step 4

Place the adhesive side to the wound and remove the handle.

Step 5

As REPLICARE Ultra absorbs wound exudate, a gel is formed. When the gel reaches the upper film surface of the dressing, the dressing becomes white or opaque. Maximum absorbency is reached when the dressing becomes opaque and the exudate extends ½” from the edges of the dressing.


Changing the dressing:

Step 1

To remove the REPLICARE Ultra dressing, lift one corner of the dressing and gently pull the dressing away from the wound. To aid in removal of the dressing, REMOVE Adhesive Remover may be used.

Step 2

Gently cleanse the wound with tap water, sterile saline or recommended commercial brand wound cleanser such as Dermal Wound Cleanser.

Step 3

Follow instructions for applying a fresh dressing.