Derma Sciences Medihoney HCS Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet Dressing

Derma Sciences Medihoney HCS Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: DUMEX/DERMA SCIENCES
  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

Derma Medihoney Hydrogel Dressing with Leptospermum Honey is primarily used for the treatment of first and second degree burns and is also a first choice to help manage chronic and stalled wounds. Medihoney HCS Dressings help provide a moist wound environment to promote healing and to help clean and debride necrotic tissue.

Why choose Derma Sciences Medihoney Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet Dressing?

  • Non-Sterile
  • Non-latex
  • Low pH helps to decrease protease activity
  • For light to moderate exuding wounds
  • Helps in autolytic debridement

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Item # Desc Pkg Price
31622 2.4" x 2.4", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet Each
31622 2.4" x 2.4", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet 10/Pack
31622 2.4" x 2.4", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet 50/Case
31644 4.3" x 4.3", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet Each
31644 4.3" x 4.3", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet 10/Pack
31644 4.3" x 4.3", With Non Adhesive HCS Sheet 50/Case
31722 2.8" x 2.8", With Adhesive Border Each
31722 2.8" x 2.8", With Adhesive Border 10/Pack
31722 2.8" x 2.8", With Adhesive Border 50/Case

Medihoney HCS Features

  • Derma Medihoney Hydrogel Dressing with Leptospermum Honey is easy to use and apply
  • Combines the healing properties of Leptospermum Honey with the handling capability of Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) technology
  • Works well with dry to moderately exuding superficial to partial thickness wounds
  • Cooling and soothing upon application
  • Provides high osmolarity in cleansing and debridement
  • Continues effectiveness even in the presence of wound fluid
  • Formulated with Manuka Honey and hydrogel
  • Medihoney hydrogel dressings do not adhere to the wound bed
  • It can also be used to treat acute wounds

Derma Sciences Medihoney HCS Wound Dressing Indications

Hydrogel Dressings provide a moist environment conducive to wound healing and is indicated for lightly to moderately exuding wounds such as:
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology)
  • Pressure ulcers / sores (partial and full thickness)
  • 1st and 2nd degree partial thickness burns
  • Donor sites, and traumatic and surgical wounds

What to buy with Hydrogel Dressing

How to apply Derma Medihoney Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet?

  • Prior to application, cleanse the wound area as necessary and protect vulnerable wound edges with Medihoney Barrier Cream
  • Use an appropriately sized Medihoney HCS
  • The outer edge of the dressing should extend at least 3/4 inch beyond the wound edges
  • Open pouch and remove the dressing
  • Remove the bottom liners from the dressing to expose the wound contact surface
  • Position dressing so that the center island completely covers the wound area and apply
  • Smooth all edges and corners to ensure the dressing properly adheres to the skin
  • Remove top plastic liners
  • For Medihoney HCS Non-Adhesive, dressings may be cut with sterile scissors or placed on top of one another to cover wound margins
  • Cover the dressing, or secure in place, with an appropriate secondary dressing
  • Dressing change:
    • Remove the dressing gently
    • If the dressing is difficult to remove, moisten with saline or water
    Discard the old dressing in a disposal bag
  • Note: Medihoney HCS Adhesive does not require a secondary dressing

Medihoney HCS change frequency

  • The frequency of change depends on the condition of the patient and the amount of wound exudate
  • Re-apply Medihoney HCS when the dressing has reached its absorption capacity or as directed by a wound care professional
  • There may be increased levels of exudate upon initial use of the dressing so protect the peri-wound Skin Barrier Cream

Precautions to take while using Medihoney Hydrogel Dressing

  • If the Medihoney Wound dressing is not easily removed, soak with sterile saline or water until it is removed without difficulty
  • Due to the Medihoney HCS low pH, some patients may notice a slight transient stinging. If stinging does not stop or persists and cannot be managed with an analgesic, remove the dressing, cleanse the area, and discontinue the use of Medihoney dressing.
  • During initial use of the dressing (depending on wound exudate levels, interstitial fluid, and edema surrounding the wound), the dressings high osmotic potential may contribute to increased exudate, which could lead to maceration if the excess moisture is not managed appropriately. Manage additional moisture by adding an absorptive cover dressing and/or adjusting the frequency of dressing change. Protect the peri-wound skin by applying a skin barrier protectant to the surrounding skin.
  • During the healing process, it is common for non-viable tissue to be removed from the wound resulting in an initial increase in wound size. Although an initial increase in wound size may be attributed to the normal removal of non-viable tissue, consult a healthcare professional if the wound continues to grow larger after the first few dressing changes.

Medihoney Contraindications

Do not use Medihoney Dressing on -
  • On third degree burns
  • With patients that have a known sensitivity to honey or any other component present in Medihoney HCS dressing
  • To control heavy bleeding

What is Medihoney and Active Leptospermum Honey?

  • Medihoney is an advanced wound care dressing that is supported by over 234 pieces of evidence demonstrating its clinical ability to promote the removal of necrotic tissue and advance a wound toward healing
  • In a randomized controlled trial, the mean healing time was significantly faster for wounds treated with Medihoney impregnated dressings when compared to conventional dressings
  • Medihoney dressings are effective on hard-to-heal wounds and burns, in addition to helping to debride wounds and keeping wound beds clean of necrotic tissue
  • They contain a very high percentage of Leptospermum honey
  • They are able to work in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue, thus promoting an optimal healing environment
  • Clinicians have successfully used Medihoney on a variety of wounds, and in a variety of settings
  • It has been used successfully along with other advanced wound care modalities, including being used before, during, and after negative pressure applications, as well as being used as cover dressings for skin grafts and skin substitutes.

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