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ALLEVYN◊ Gentle Border Lite

Advanced Foam Wound Dressings

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite

Product Information

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite

Allevyn Gentle Border Lite has been specially designed for people with sensitive or fragile skin1 who have light to moderately exuding wounds.  These dressings, which come in a range of shapes and sizes, combine a thinner foam that is conformable2 and comfortable1 to wear with the gentleness of a silicone adhesive for minimal pain on removal1.

  • ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal balance in fluid for moist wound healing3
  • The thinner foam core ensures excellent flexibility2 so the dressing moulds to the body, even awkward areas4 which provides a comfortable1 fit for patients
  • Showerproof4 dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place which helps to improve their quality of life
  • Easy to apply and remove1 – the dressing can be lifted and repositioned without losing adhesion5.
  • Suitable for use on people with fragile skin1
  • Bacterial barrier6 – which helps to minimise the risk of infection from external contaminants
  • Up to 7 day wear time5

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite dressings are indicated for use on low to moderately exuding:

  • Shallow, granulating wounds,
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers,
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Skin tears
  • Fungating ulcers
  • Oncological wounds
  • Epidermolysis bullosa wounds

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Size and Ordering Information

Size
 S&N Code
CartonNHS CodePIP Code
5cm x 5cm 66800833 10 ELA467 359-1666
7.5cm x 7.5cm
66800834 10 ELA468 359-1674
10cm x 10cm
66800835 10 ELA469 359-1682
5.5cm x 12cm
66800836 10 ELA470 359-1690
8cm x 15cm
66800837 10 ELA471 359-1708
15cm x 15cm
66800840 10 ELA472 359-1716
10cm x 20cm
66801012 10 ELA570 368-9874
8.6cm x 7.7cm Oval
66801013 10
ELA568
368-9882
15.2cm x 13.1cm Oval 66801014
10
ELA569
368-9890
8cm x 8.4cm Multisite 66801041 10 ELA604 371-5851

 

References

1. Hurd T et al: A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK 2009, Vol 5, No 3.
2. Demonstrable
3. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File Report Reference DS/10/100/R1. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Physical Properties. Tompkins L. August 2010 (in-vitro)
4. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference OR-DOF/011. Results from a multi-centre, non-comparative clinical in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings (CIME/008) and from open, prospective, randomised within volunteer (VTR/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010
5. Volunteer Trial Report Reference VTR/HVT 050. Results from an open, prospective, randomised, within volunteer comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border. Palmer S and Smith G. December 2008
6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Report Ref: 1010016. Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) on samples of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings with a 7 day test duration against s. marcescens. Vaughan L. October 2010 (in-vitro)
7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Development Services Report Reference DS/08/043/S12. Stability Summary for ALLEVYN Gentle Border with silicone adhesive. Carpenter S and Foster D. September 2008 (in-vitro)
8. S.M.T.L Conformability Testing of Wound Dressings. Report 10/3328/1 (in-vitro)

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Technology

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dressing layersLike all ALLEVYN dressings, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite has at its heart a unique three-layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing3.

The dressing consists of an absorbent3 hydrocellular foam pad held between a perforated wound contact layer which is coated with a soft silicone gel adhesive and a highly permeable outer top film7.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border achieves its benefits of easy application and removal and the ability to reposition through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel1,5.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Magnified
On application the silicone gel adhesive on ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite flow into the crevices of the skin allowing more points of contact to stay in place.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Magnified
On removal, the gel silicone adhesive stretch and flow out of the crevices of the skin, minimising the risk of trauma to the wound and pain to the patient.

 

 

References

1. Hurd T et al: A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK 2009, Vol 5, No 3.
2. Demonstrable
3. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File Report Reference DS/10/100/R1. ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Physical Properties. Tompkins L. August 2010 (in-vitro)
4. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference OR-DOF/011. Results from a multi-centre, non-comparative clinical in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings (CIME/008) and from open, prospective, randomised within volunteer (VTR/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010
5. Volunteer Trial Report Reference VTR/HVT 050. Results from an open, prospective, randomised, within volunteer comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border. Palmer S and Smith G. December 2008
6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Report Ref: 1010016. Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) on samples of ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings with a 7 day test duration against s. marcescens. Vaughan L. October 2010 (in-vitro)
7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Development Services Report Reference DS/08/043/S12. Stability Summary for ALLEVYN Gentle Border with silicone adhesive. Carpenter S and Foster D. September 2008 (in-vitro)
8. S.M.T.L Conformability Testing of Wound Dressings. Report 10/3328/1 (in-vitro)

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FAQs

What is the ALLEVYN Range of Dressings?

The ALLEVYN range of dressings from Smith & Nephew is a comprehensive range of absorbent foam dressings. Trusted with over 25 years of clinical use, the ALLEVYN Range has a history of innovation and putting people first, with a true understanding of the human body and the experience of living with a wound.

ALLEVYN Classics

What products are in the ALLEVYN Classic range?

The ALLEVYN Classic range consists of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Heel, ALLEVYN Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite.

Why are there several different products within the ALLEVYN Classic range?

The different products in the ALLEVYN Classic range mean that there is a wide range of choice to cater for different patient needs. From those patients requiring a more secure adhesive to those needing a dressing suitable for use under compression, whether the wound is lightly exuding or the skin is fragile there is an ALLEVYN dressing to suit your patient.

How do the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range work?

All of the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range utilise the unique triple-action technology which consists of a non-adherent wound contact layer1-4, an absorbent foam core2,5-8 and a highly breathable top film2,8-11. This technology is designed to create a moist wound healing environment to keep the wound at the optimal moisture level for wound healing12-17.

The ALLEVYN Ag dressings contain the added benefit of silver suphadiazine within the foam pad to provide a sustained18-20 (in-vitro) and effective20,21 (in-vitro) bacterial kill when an antimicrobial dressing is required.

What type of adhesive are used on the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classics range?

There is a range of adhesion qualities on the different dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range. ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive has a non-adherent wound contact layer for when no adhesion is required. ALLEVYN Gentle has a low-tack soft gel adhesive designed to provide a gentle helping hand during application of the secondary retention. ALLEVYN Gentle Border and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite both have a gentle silicone adhesive across the wound contact layer and border for gentle adhesion with no need for secondary retention, finally ALLEVYN Adhesive provides a secure adhesive for when dressing retention is paramount.

What are the ALLEVYN Classic range of dressings indicated for?

ALLEVYN Dressings have a wide range of indications. Click through to the individual product variant pages for specific indication information.

ALLEVYN Adhesive

ALLEVYN Non Adhesive

ALLEVYN Gentle

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite

How long can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be left in place for?

ALLEVYN dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, except the sacral area where dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days

Which dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range can be used under compression?

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Ag Non-Adhesive, ALLEVYN Gentle and ALLEVYN Ag Gentle can all be used under compression

Do the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range work in combination with gels?

ALLEVYN dressings can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds.

Can the dressings in the ALLEVYN Classic range be used with oxidising agents? 

Do not use ALLEVYN dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.

What is the silver source in ALLEVYN Ag?

ALLEVYN Ag contains silver sulfadiazine within the foam pad.

What microbes is ALLEVYN Ag effective against?

ALLEVYN Ag is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria including antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)20,21 (in-vitro).

Is silver safe?

Silver sulfadiazine has a long history of use in wound care, with the cumulative history of approved clinical use of over 35 years as a Medicinal Product. Post marketing surveillance data collected for SSD show that SSD is effective in preventing and treating infections in burns and other wounds. Please refer to the product leaflet for precautions and contraindications22.

How should ALLEVYN dressings be stored?

ALLEVYN dressings should be stored in a dry place below 25°C / 77°F, away from sunlight.

Can an ALLEVYN dressing dressing be used more than once?

No, ALLEVYN dressing is a single use only product. If used on more than one patient, cross contamination or infection may occur. Opening the dressing pouch compromises the sterile barrier, therefore any unused dressing should not be retained for application at a later date. 

 

References

1. A randomised comparative pilot study to evaluate ALLEVYN hydrocellular dressings and Sorbsan Calcium alginate dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, Baker NR, Creevy J. Presented at the 6th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, San Diego, California, 1993.
2. Bale S, Squires D et al., A comparison of two dressings in pressure sore management. J Wound Care 1997.
3. Data on File: OR/DOF 017.
4. ALLEVYN Gentle - a 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs. November 2007.
5. Evaluation of a hydrocellular dressing in the management of exuding wounds in the community. Kurring PA et al., (1994). Br J Nurs 3(20) 1049-1053.
6. Data on File: 0709060 (in-vitro).
7. Data on File: 0711080 (in-vitro).
8. Data on File: DS/10/100/R1 (in-vitro).
9. Data on File: 0601003 (in-vitro).
10. Data on File: DS/09/013/R2 (in-vitro).
11. Smith & Nephew data on file report: Comparison of the permeability of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive standard and new ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive written by David Foster and Anna Rial, Feb 2006 (in-vitro).
12. Data on File: 0601004 (in-vitro).
13. Data on File: 0601003 (in-vitro).
14. Technical Justification: AGB007.
15. Data on File: DS/07/187/R1v2 (in-vitro).
16. Data on File: DS/08/043/R1 (in-vitro).
17. Technical Justification AG0011.
18. Data on File: 0703014 (in-vitro).
19. Data on File: 0703003 (in-vitro).
20. Data on File: RR/WMP07330-10-03 (in-vitro).
21. Data on File: 0707052 (in-vitro).
22. Clinical Expert Report, Flamazine, February 2001.

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Patients

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