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Anti-Sheer Absorbent Dressing



EXU-DRY is a one-piece wound dressing made up of multiple layers.


  • Outer Layer - High density polyethylene
  • Inner Layers - Highly absorbent rayon/cellulose blend
  • Anti Shear Layer - High density polyethylene
  • Wound Contact Layer - High density polyethylene



  • EXU DRY is a unique one-piece wound dressing designed to cover the wound with reduced friction, save nursing time and lower total dressing costs. EXU DRY replaces non-adherent dressings, gauze and abdominal pads.
  • Non-adherent to the wound, EXU DRY is more comfortable for patients during and between dressing changes. EXU DRY's Anti Shear Layer helps reduce shearing thus may help protect fragile granulation tissue. EXU DRY's one-piece, multi-layer sealed construction eliminates frayed edges, loose threads and linting. EXU DRY minimizes disruption to new granulation tissue.
  • Highly absorbent, EXU DRY helps reduce the risk of maceration and irritation to the wound and surrounding tissue. EXU DRY wicks away drainage from the wound into the entire dressing, reducing the frequency of dressing changes.
  • Non-occlusive, soft and pliable, EXU DRY is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to accommodate virtually any wound or body contour. Because EXU DRY is permeable and non-occlusive, it can be used as a wet or dry dressing on clean or contaminated wounds.
  • EXU DRY is compatible with most topical agents, liquids and creams.



Indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full-thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are:

  • Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
  • Pressure sores
  • Donor sites
  • Surgical incisions
  • Surgical excisions
  • Burns (1st and 2nd degree)



  • 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, consult an appropriate healthcare professional.
  • Should any signs of irritation (redness, swelling, increased burning sensation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue) or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult an appropriate healthcare professional.


Ordering Code / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 1 per day (without adhesive border); up to 1 every other day (with adhesive border).

Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used for wounds with moderate or high exudate; will be denied if used with a hydrogel because DMERC considers it an absorptive dressing (see coverage rules).

Product # Size Absorbency Qty/Case HCPCS Code
5999003S 3 Slit Disc Medium 100 A6251
5999003 3 Disc Medium 100 A6251
5999034 3 x 4 Full 100 A6251
5999004120 4 x 6 Full 120 A6252
5999M04 4 x 6 Medium 100 A6252
5999006 6 x 9 Full 48 A6253
5999MO6 6 x 9 Medium 50 A6253
5999009 9 x 15 Full 30 A6253
5999MO9 9 x 15 Medium 30 A6253
5999018 15 x 18 Full 30 A6253
5999M18 15 x 18 Medium 30 A6253
5999024 15 x 24 Full 30 A6253
5999M24 15 x 24 Medium 30 A6253
5999028 20 x 28 Full 20 A6253
5999M28 20 x 28 Medium 30 A6253
5999INC9 3 x 9 Incision Dressing Full 50 A6252
5999PTM 2 x 3 Slit Tube Dressing Full 50 A6251
5999034S 3 x 4 Slit Tube Dressing Full 50 A6251
5999101 4 x 6 Slit Tube Dressing Full 100 A6252

Instructions for Use

Step 1

Using a full absorbency EXU-DRY dressing, select a size slightly larger than the wound

Step 2

Place onto wound.

Step 3

EXU-DRY dressings may be used as a Wet or Dry dressing:

  • Dry: a variety of topical agents may be applied directly on the wound or buttered on to the dressing.
  • Wet: submerge in liquid topical agent and gently squeeze out (do not ring out) excess fluid.
  • Secondary dressing: May be used in combination with other products (calcium alginates, gels, foams, etc.) that have been used to pack a wound.

Step 4

Good Wound Contact is Essential: Secure in place with HYPAFIX tape (window pane) or use a light wrap of roll gauze.

Step 5

We recommend daily dressing changes per your institutions protocols.

Clinical Support

Paper Title: INMS Research Study - A Comparison of Burn Dressing Application Methods
Author: J. Linblad et al, December 1989.