ALLEVYN Thin

Self-Adhesive Polyurethane Dressing

Overview

Description

ALLEVYN Thin is a sterile wound dressing made of polyurethane matrix and a polyurethane top-film.


Features

  • Self-adhesive
  • Flexible and highly conformable
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Waterproof
  • Helps prevent bacterial contamination
  • Permeable to oxygen and water vapor
  • Does not adhere to the wound
  • Sticks well to dry, intact skin
  • Semi-transparent film


Benefits

  • No need for a secondary dressing
  • Easily shaped to fit awkward areas
  • May help reduce the risk of secondary infection. The patient is able to bathe and shower.
  • Helps to minimize the risk of maceration
  • Monitoring of the wound is possible


Indications

  • Over the counter:
    ALLEVYN Thin is a dressing indicated for the management of surface wounds with low to moderate exudate such as minor burns and abrasions. ALLEVYN Thin may also be used under the direction of a health care professional for partial thickness wounds such as second-degree burns, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, post-op wounds and donor sites.
  • Prescription:
    ALLEVYN Thin is indicated for the management of surface wounds with low to moderate exudate such as first and second degree burns, follow-up management of abrasions and donor sites, partial thickness wounds, leg ulcers, stage I & II pressure ulcers and post-operative wounds.


Precautions

Do not use any ALLEVYN product with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide solutions.


Contraindications

Do not use on wounds with exposed muscle, bone or tendon or where a risk of drying out exists or where the surrounding skin is damaged or sensitive.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Product# Size Pieces per Carton Cartons per Case HCPCS Code
66047576 2 x 2 3/8 10 10 A6209
66047578 4 x 4 5 20 A6209
66047579 6 x 8 3 16 A6210



Instructions for Use

Step 1

Select an appropriate size dressing. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture.

Step 2

Peel back the protector papers and anchor the dressing over the wound, overlapping the wound edges by at least 2 cm. Smooth the dressing into place, ensuring that the edges of the dressing are not wrinkled.

Step 3

ALLEVYN Thin dressings can be worn for up to 7 days. To remove, lift one corner of the dressing gently away from the wound.

Please see Overview page for Precautions.