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ALLEVYN◊ Gentle Border

Advanced Foam Wound Dressings

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

Product Information

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

The ALLEVYN Gentle Border range has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin.1,2,3 These dressings have a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma to the wound at dressing change1,3,4, helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.1,3

  • ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal balance in fluid for moist wound healing. 5
  • Conformable dressing – providing comfort for the patient.1,3
  • Minimises trauma and pain during dressing change.1,3
  • Easy to apply and remove1,3,6 – the dressing can be repositioned easily without losing its adherent properties.1
  • Showerproof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place.7
  • Available in a range of shapes and sizes – squares, rectangles and a range of shapes for dressing awkward areas.7

We have collaborated with clinicians and patients to develop a unique range of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings designed especially for the contours of the human body.

Also Available in Ag 

Click here for more information on the ALLEVYN Ag range.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings are indicated for use on:

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

 

The ALLEVYN Gentle Border Range

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Square Dressing


ALLEVYN Gentle Border

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum


ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum


Allevyn Gentle Border Heel

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel

 

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Size and Ordering Information

Size
 S&N Code
CartonNHS CodePIP Code
7.5cm x 7.5cm
66800269
10
ELA359 334-2052
10cm x 10cm
66800270
10
ELA362 334-2060
10cm x 20cm
66800900
10
ELA499 364-7765
12.5cm x 12.5cm
66800272
10
ELA361 334-2102
15cm x 15cm
66800975
10
ELA565 366-8589
17.5cm x 17.5cm
66800273
10
ELA358 334-2045
23cm x 23.2cm Heel 66800506 5 ELA392 345-5243
16.8cm x 17.1cm Sacrum 66800898 10 ELA498 364-7781
21.6cm x 23cm Sacrum 66801031 10 ELA605 371-9911
17.1cm x 17.9cm Multisite 66800959
10
ELA566 366-8597

ALLEVYN Ag Gentle Border Size and Ordering Information

Size
 S&N Code
CartonNHS CodePIP Code
7.5cm x 7.5cm
66800460
10
ELA398 346-7677
10cm x 10cm
66800461
10
ELA399 346-7685
12.5cm x 12.5cm
66800462
10
ELA400 346-7693
17.5cm x 17.5cm
66800463 10
ELA401 346-7701

 

References

1. Data on file: OR-DOF/001

2. “Ageing changes in skin”, update on 22nd August 2006 by Sandra W. ohen M.D. Ref: http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm

3. Hurd T et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3

4. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs (wacker silicone adhesive). Skytte C. October 2008

5. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. Myers D, November 2007

6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 017. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Palmer S and Mistry C. June 2011

7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 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 (VTE/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010

8. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File report ref. 0711080. Absorption properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Tompkins L. November 2007 (in-vitro)

9. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. Patrick N. October 2010

10. Development Services Repor t Ref: DS/07/187/R1v2. Initial point testing for final stability for project Colombo. Carpenter S and Foster D. November 2007 (in-vitro)

11. Development Services Report Ref: DS/08/043/Ra. Stability testing on ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Carpenter S and Foster D. June 2008 (in-vitro)

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Technology

ALLEVYN Dressing layersLike all ALLEVYN dressings, ALLEVYN Gentle Border has at its heart a unique triple layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing.5

The dressing consists of a highly absorbent8 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 film.9,10,11

ALLEVYN Gentle Border achieves its benefits of easy application and removal1,3,6 and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Magnified
On application the silicone gel adhesive on ALLEVYN Gentle Border 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. Data on file: OR-DOF/001

2. “Ageing changes in skin”, update on 22nd August 2006 by Sandra W. ohen M.D. Ref: http://nim.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/004014.htm

3. Hurd T et al. A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5. No 3

4. ALLEVYN Gentle Border, A 17 day wound healing study in full thickness wounds in minipigs (wacker silicone adhesive). Skytte C. October 2008

5. The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and the moist wound environment. Myers D, November 2007

6. Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 017. An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing. Palmer S and Mistry C. June 2011

7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management. Data on file report reference ORDOF/ 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 (VTE/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D. August 2010

8. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Data on File report ref. 0711080. Absorption properties of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Tompkins L. November 2007 (in-vitro)

9. Technical Justification Summary AGB007. Patrick N. October 2010

10. Development Services Repor t Ref: DS/07/187/R1v2. Initial point testing for final stability for project Colombo. Carpenter S and Foster D. November 2007 (in-vitro)

11. Development Services Report Ref: DS/08/043/Ra. Stability testing on ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Carpenter S and Foster D. June 2008 (in-vitro)

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Evidence

In a volunteer evaluation more ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings were still in place after 1,3 and 7 days compared to MepilexTM Border1

Percentage of Dressings in Place of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Competitor Dressing* after 1,3 and 7 Days Wear

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Graph

 

ALLEVYN

Gentle Border

 

Mepilex Border

* Mepilex Border

Here is a summary of the key pieces of evidence for ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Click through to view further detail.

Variant Author Title
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Fiona Russell The use of ALLEVYN Gentle Border on a delicate forearm flap. (PDF - 612kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Theresa Hurd, Luisa Gregory, Annie Jones, Sarah Brown
A Multicentre in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK. September 2009
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dr. Roland Becker, Prof. Dr. Heinz Janßen An open, prospective clinical in market evaluation of a modern silicone foam dressing. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 108kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Kath Vowden, Keith Harding, Naiem Moiemen, Kate Drysdale, Chetan Mistry An open, prospective randomised, multi-centre clinical evaluation of a hydrocellular silicone foam dressing in the management of exuding chronic and acute wounds. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Paula Guerra Herrero, Enfermera. CS Garcia Lorca, (Burgos), Mª Jose Cabrejas Mayordomo, Enfermera, CS Salas de los Infantes (Burgos)
Pilar Antolin de las Heras, Enfermera. CS Comuneros, (Burgos)
Caring for perilesional skin. Use of a hydrocellular dressing with silicone adhesive and anatomically shaped for the heel (PDF - 426kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Michelle Greenwood Achieving effective outcomes using a soft-silicone shaped foam dressing in clinical practice. Wounds UK 2010
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Ricard Barberà i Guillem, Fernando Gómez Sendra, Ignacio Bermejo Bosch, Luis Garcés Pérez, Isabel Negre
 
Behaviour under pressure of a hydrocellular polyurethane dressing range on the foot-sole and heel. EWMA 2010 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Sylvie Hampton An evaluation of a silicone adhesive shaped heel dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2010

 

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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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