Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing

Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction which combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contract layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. It provides a bacterial barrier that may help to reduce the risk of infection. This allevyn dressing has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin and has a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimizes trauma to the wound at dressing change helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.

Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing Highlights

  • Triple-layered construction 
  • Dynamic fluid management 
  • Provides optimal moist wound environment 
  • Lowers risk of maceration
  • Easy to apply, use and remove

Item # Desc Pkg Price
66800506 23 cm x 23-1/5 cm Each
66800506 23 cm x 23-1/5 cm 5/Pack
66800506 23 cm x 23-1/5 cm 5/Pack, 7pk/Case

Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing Features

  • Provides optimal moist wound environment
  • Conformable dressing provides comfort for the patient
  • Dynamic fluid management
  • Allevyn dressing lowers risk of maceration
  • Triple layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing
  • Consists of a highly absorbent hydrocellular foam pad held between a perforated wound contact layer which is coated with a soft silicone gel adhesive and a highly permeable outer top film
  • Shower-proof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place
  • Contributes to a pressure relieving protocol when used in conjunction with pressure relieving devices
  • Achieves its benefits of easy application and removal and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel
  • Coated with a gentle silicone adhesive layer that ensures a traumatic removal at dressing changes
  • Easy to fit and can be left in place without the need for secondary retention, conforming well to the complex contours of the heel
  • Allevyn foam dressing can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties
  • Unique, shaped design with the large, upper lobes extending to cover the malleolus providing wound management to the area, and extra cushioning and protection
  • Allevyn hydrocellular foam dressing is designed specifically to fit around the heel, the dressing conforms to this area providing the perfect solution to any kind of heel wound

When to Use Allevyn Foam Dressing?

  • Shallow, granulating wounds
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fungating wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Oncological wounds
  • Epidermolysis bullosa wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Donor sites
  • First and second-degree burns

How to Use Allevyn Gentle Border Heel Foam Dressing?

  • Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
  • Select the appropriate dressing size.
  • Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound.
  • Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin.
  • Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing adheres all around the wound.
  • Allevyn Gentle Border Heel can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used for cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing.

Frequency of change in Allevyn Foam Dressing

  • During the early stages of wound management, it should be inspected according to the local clinical protocol.
  • Where the product is used on infected wounds the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol.
  • This Allevyn dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days, except the sacral area where dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days, depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.
  • The decision of when to change should be dependent upon clinical assessment and local protocols should also be taken into consideration.

Removal of Allevyn Hydrocellular foam dressing

  • To remove Allevyn Gentle Border, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

Precautions While Using Allevyn Foam Dressing

  • Do not use it with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.
  • If reddening or sensitisation occurs discontinue use.
  • It is a single-use product.
  • Must not be used for pressure relief independently of pressure relieving devices.

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