What are ALLEVYN dressings used for?
ALLEVYN Ag dressings have been designed to manage exudate in chronic wounds that are at risk of infection; are displaying signs of local infection; or where a suspected increase in bacterial colonisation is delaying healing.
How long can you leave ALLEVYN on for?
ALLEVYN LIFE may be used on infected wounds, which should be treated as per local clinical protocol. How long can ALLEVYN LIFE be left in place? ALLEVYN LIFE 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.
How often do you change ALLEVYN dressing?
Replace the dressing every 3 days or if soiled under the dressing.
What is the difference between mepilex and ALLEVYN?
Conclusions: Among the three kinds of foam dressings, Allevyn performs best in water-absorbing rate, water-locking capacity, and air permeability, while Mepilex and Biatain perform best in water-absorbing speed.
Are allevyn dressings breathable?
ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive utilises the unique triple action technology seen across the ALLEVYN range of dressings. By combining an absorbent hydrocellular pad with a non-adherent wound contact layer and breathable top film; the dressing manages fluid to maintain optimal moist wound healing conditions1,2.
Do foam dressings Debride?
Adhesive foam dressings are also used as secondary dressings to help primary dressings remain in the wound bed while also assisting with absorbency. Foam dressings are not associated with debriding wounds.
What type of dressing is allevyn?
Allevyn™ products are hydrocellular foam dressings designed for use on moderate to highly exuding wounds.
What side is allevyn on?
1. Place the dressing centrally over the wound, white side to wound, pink side out. 2. Secure dressing with an appropriate secondary retention dressing ie.
What is the difference between allevyn highly absorbent foam core and non-adhesive?
Highly Absorbent Foam Core 3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer The wound contact layer will not stick to the wound 11 and is suitable for fragile skin 1,3. ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive is ideal for fragile and sensitive skin due to its non-adherent wound contact layer and soft and conformable construction 6.
How does allevyn non-adhesive work?
ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive utilises the unique triple action technology seen across the ALLEVYN range of dressings. By combining an absorbent hydrocellular pad with a non-adherent wound contact layer and breathable top film; the dressing manages fluid to maintain optimal moist wound healing conditions 1,2.
What is the allevyn AG technology?
This technology is designed to create a moist wound healing environment to keep the wound at the optimal moisture level for wound healing 23-28. The ALLEVYN Ag dressings contain the added benefit of silver suphadiazine within the foam pad to provide a sustained 29-31 and effective 31,32 bacterial kill when an antimicrobial dressing is required.
What is the surface of allevyn life coated with?
The wound contact surface of ALLEVYN Life is coated with a gentle silicone adhesive layer that ensures atraumatic removal at dressing changes 2. What is ALLEVYN Life indicated for?