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One more day with ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings

Discover the difference a day can make with ALLEVYN LIFE and the One more day patient toolkit…to help reduce unnecessary dressing changes1-6 

At a time when clinician time and resources are under immense pressure, unnecessary dressing changes and visits could have a impact on risks and efficiencies.1,7

Rather than actual clinical need, almost 70% of dressing changes are driven by schedules or previously arranged appointments7

In the community, up to 50% of all dressing changes are not clinically necessary1

How can clinicians address this challenge…or further demands in the future?

There is a way to help limit unnecessary visits and dressing changes without comprising patient care: change more, by changing less.

Try ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings for one more day

The One more day approach has been developed for patients who could benefit from a little more wear time and excellent exudate management;8 or who might not need to see their nurse as often.

Download your One more day patient toolkit here


The toolkit features a patient identifier, patient self-care reminder card, and a product overview to help you:

Maintain exudate management and comfort – ALLEVYN LIFE dressings with EXULOCK Advanced Lock-in technology provide effective exudate management,6 and high levels of patient comfort and confidence.*3,4

Promote patient self-care – The EXUMASK Change Indicator helps patients and carers take ownership of wounds,3 whilst simultaneously providing good/high patient satisfaction through fewer dressing changes.1,4

Balance caseloads and budgets –Compared to standard foam dressings, ALLEVYN LIFE can be worn almost twice as long**1, and are proven to help reduce the cost of dressings and visits.1,3,6

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Identifying suitable patients

The One more day toolkit is suitable for patients who meet the following criteria:

How ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings work

Need help?

For further information and guidance on ALLEVYN Foam Dressings and the One more day toolkit, please contact us.

Helping you get CLOSER TO ZERO human and economic consequence of wounds.1

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, effects, precautions, warnings, and important safety information, please consult product’s Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.

*Based on a product evaluation

** n=37; dressing retention is 1.92x longer. Cost efficiencies demonstrated when used with appropriate training, education, and promotion of practice change.


1. Joy H, Bielby A, Searle R. A collaborative project to enhance efficiency through dressing change practice. J Wound Care. 2015 Jul;24(7):312, 314-7.
2. Smith & Nephew 2018. An Open, Prospective, Randomised Volunteer Trial to Compare the Product Performance of Next Generation ALLEVYN Life with Mepilex Border and Current ALLEVYN Life. Internal Report. HVT080A 970A.
3. Simon D, Biel A. A structured collaborative approach to appraise the clinical performance of a new product. Wounds UK. 2014;10(3):80-87.
4. Rossington A, Drysdale, K, and Winter R. Clinical performance and positive impact on patient wellbeing of ALLEVYN Life. Wounds UK. 2013;9(4):91-95.
5. Krönert GT, Roth H, and Searle R. Efficiency in wound care: The impact of introducing a new foam dressing in community practice. EWMA Journal. 2016;16(2):7-12.
6. Stephen-Haynes J, Bielby A, Searle R. The clinical performance of a silicone foam in an NHS community trust. Journal of Community Nursing. 2013;27(5):50-59.
7. Smith & Nephew Wound Management Clinical Report UKI-CP-PDTK-2013-DCF/RFC-1-5-14 May 2014. In-practice dressing change frequencies and reason for dressing change 2013 Community Practice Development Tool Kit (PDTK) survey data analysis.
8. Smith & Nephew May 2016 2016. New ALLEVYN Life Gen2 wcl - Physical Testing. Internal Report. DS/15/025/R.

Try ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings for one more day, to help limit unnecessary patient visits and dressing changes.

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Clinical and patient resources

Access more practical clinical resources and instructional videos for ALLEVYN dressings:  

Clinical resources

Download T.I.M.E. Clinical Decision Support Tool

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The products used in the T.I.M.E. clinical decision support tool may vary in different markets.  Not all products referred to may be approved for use or available in all markets.  Please consult your local Smith+Nephew representative for further details on products available in your market.

Intended for healthcare professionals outside of the US only.