Frequently Asked Questions on Hydrocellular Dressings

What is Hydrocellular Dressing?
Hydrocellular Dressing is water/bacteria-proof dressing for moderate to high exudating wounds. Hydrocellular structure allows for the formation and maintenance of a moist wound environment.
What are the features of Hydrocellular Dressings?
•Low allergy adhesive
•Tapered construction with micro-thin edges
•Unique trilaminate structure
•Perforated wound contact layer
•Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
•Waterproof outer film layer
•Full range of sizes
What are the benefits of Hydrocellular Dressings?
• Breathable outer surface allows excess moisture to evaporate away from dressing
• Hydrocellular core absorbs and retains liquid in its microscopic structure
• Provides a moist wound environment to help prevent eschar formation
• Conformable and can be cut to suit many wound shapes and locations
• Polyurethane wound contact layer prevents adherence to wounds
• Soft and cushioning for patient comfort
What are the indications of Hydrocellular Dressings?
•Adhesive is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds
•Creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound
•Provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound
What are the warnings and precautions for Hydrocellular Dressings?
•Do not use Hydrocellular dressings with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Dakin's) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing.
•Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of Hydrocellular dressings. In some cases this relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate remaining in contact with normal skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported.
•If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.