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ALLEVYN Adhesive

Adhesive Foam Dressing

ALLEVYN Adhesive


ALLEVYN Adhesive

ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive is an adhesive foam dressing the contains an absorbent foam material sandwiched between an adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. 

What ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive is used for

ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive may be used on wounds with moderate to high discharge such as minor burns.

ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive can be used to dress wounds on the heel, elbows and other awkward areas.

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ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive consists of a highly absorbent hydrocellular foam pad held between an adhesive perforated wound contact layer and a highly permeable outer top film1,2.

ALLEVYN Triple Action1. Breathable Top Film1

The outer polyurethane top film switches to become more breathable in the presence of exudate.

It also helps to prevent strikethrough and provides an effective barrier to bacteria and minimises the risk of cross contamination3.

2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core2

The hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent, providing absorption capacity for up to 7 days.

3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer2,4

The wound contact layer has a low allergy based adhesive5, which adheres well to intact skin, will not stick to the wound and has a proven low risk of skin irritation.

The unique triple layer technology effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing6. It does this by:

  1. Transpiring enough fluid to keep the dressing comfortable and conformable4.
  2. Retaining enough fluid to keep a healthily moist wound environment6.
  3. Absorbing enough fluid to remove unwanted exudate and cellular debris6,7.

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  1. Data on file report 0601003. Comparison of the permeability of old ALLEYVN Adhesive and new modified ALLEVYN Adhesive. David Foster and Ana Rial. February 2006
  2. Bale S, Squires D, Varnon T, Walker A, Benbow M, Harding KG. A comparison of two dressings in pressure sore management. J Wound Care 1997; 6(10): 463 – 466
  3. Data on file report 0607022. An in-vitro assessment of the bacterial barrier properties of ALLEVYN Adhesive. D. Smith. July 2006
  4. Avanzi R, Martinelli R, Accardi s, Giraudi C, Peroli P, Rowan S et al. Adhesive hydrocellular dressing vs hydrocolloid dressing in the treatment of 2nd and 3rd degree pressure ulcers.
  5. A human repeat insult patch test with adhesive materials. Inveresk Research Internation. Report No 3524. June 1986
  6. The composite structure of ALLEVYN Adhesive allows a moist wound environment to be maintained a the wound surface. The moisture is held in the open pores in the foam. As the dressing become saturated and the moisture reaches the backing film the excess moisture is removed through this layer
  7. HIS/044: Histological demonstration of cellular debris within ALLEVYN dressings.

Instructions For Use

How to Apply ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive

1.  Wash hands before and after treating wound
Gently clean wound and surrounding skin. Dry the skin surrounding the wound and clip any excess hair close to the wound.

2. Open the pouch by peeling apart the flaps on the pouch paper.  Remove the dressing. Start to remove the backing sheet from the dressing. Anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin.

3.  Smooth the dressing over the wound, removing the remaining backing paper. Ensure the dressing has adhered all around the wound and surrounding skin.  

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When to Change

Fluid absorbed by the dressing will appear as a darker patch at the surface of the dressing. Inspect the dressing frequently to monitor the size of the darker patch. Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until wound fluid (darker patch) is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.


ALLEVYN When to Change 1

 No need to change 

ALLEVYN When to Change 1

 No need to change 

ALLEVYN When to Change 1

 Exudate within 0.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing


Dressing Removal

To remove the ALLEVYN◊ Adhesive, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

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Application Video

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