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EXU-DRY Pads & Sheets

Anti Shear Wound 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 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 thereby supporting the healing process.
  • 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 Codes / 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 to high exudate; will be denied if used with a hydrogel because DMERC considers it an absorptive dressing (see coverage rules).

Product # Size Description Qty/ Case HCPCS Code
5999M36 24" x 36" Pad Non-permeable, heavy absorbency 15 A6253
5999M37 24" x 38" Pad Non-permeable, medium absorbency 24 A6253
5999M38 24" x 36" Pad Permeable, medium absorbency 24 A6253
5999L72 36" x 72" Sheet Non-Permeable 15 A6253
5999L73 36" x 72" Sheet Non-Permeable with straps 15 A6253
5999L74 36" x 72" Sheet Permeable with straps, quilted 15 A6253
5999L75 20" x 28" Sheet Crib Permeable with straps 20 A6253

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.