Frequently Asked Questions on Non-Adherent Dressings


What are Non-Adherent Dressings?
Non-Adherent dressings are designed specifically not to stick to the dried secretions of a wound. These dressings help minimize damage to newly formed surrounding skin and can be placed directly on the wound site. Non-Adherent dressings are typically a type of foam dressing and are available in different sizes and quantities.
What are the features of Non-Adherent Dressings?
•Unique trilaminate structure
•Non adherent wound contact layer
•Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
•Waterproof outer film layer
•Non adhesive
•Full range of sizes
What are the benefits of Non-Adherent Dressings?
*Highly effective against most organisms. Limits cross-contamination from patient to patient, patient to clinician, and patient to the environment
*Helps prevent infections from growing and spreading in the dressing
*Helps minimize infection exposure from strike-through
*Helps reduce the risk of hospital acquired infection
What are the applications of Non-Adherent Dressings?
•For use as a primary dressing on wounds such as burns and early stage skin ulcers
•For use as a primary dressing for lightly draining acute or chronic wounds