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Smith & Nephew Allevyn™ Ag Adhesive Absorbent Silver Barrier Dressing reduces risk of excess fluid at the wound site as excess wound fluid is transpired away more quickly. It provides an effective barrier to bacteria penetration.
This is an antibacterial foam dressing designed for use on exuding wounds which are at risk of infection, suspected of being infected or displaying early signs and symptoms of infection. It prevents healing tissue from growing into the dressing minimizing pain on removal and maintains a moist wound interface. It combines the superior fluid management of Allevyn™ with the option of silver so providing excellent exudates management and long lasting antimicrobial protection against a broad spectrum of common wound pathogens.
The highly breathable top film provides an effective bacterial barrier against potential pathogens and maintains an optimal moist wound environment to assist faster healing.
- Contains silver sulfadiazine (SSD).
- Promotes rapid wound closure, reduced risk of maceration, less potential for leakage and odor, longer wear-time.
- Removes some barriers to healing allowing the host to regain control and progress the wound to closure.
- Conformable and comfortable.
- Prevents healing tissue from growing into the dressing minimizing pain on removal.
- Low allergy adhesive.
- Protects from leakage.
- Foam core.
- Non-adherent wound contact layer.
- Profiled edges.
- Indications: Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic), pressure sores, donor sites, surgical incisions, surgical excisions and burns (1st and 2nd degree).
- ALLEVYN Ag Adhesive Absorbent Silver Barrier Hydrocellular Dressing
- 3″ L x 3″ W
- Square with Foam Core
- Profiled Edges
- Highly Absorbent
Weight 0.15 lbs
Packaging 1 Each / Each
Shipping Dimensions 3.6 X 1 X .6 IN
HYDROCELLULAR FOAM DRESSING / HYDROCELLULAR DRESSING
A hydrocellular dressing keeps the wound environment optimally moist, and is extremely absorptive, with a large exudate capacity. They are excellent for wounds with a high level of debridement. Hydrocellular foam dressings are comprised of hydrophilic polyurethane foam, with a non-adherent inner film layer (that is in contact with the wound) that is semipermeable. The dressing is about 6 millimeters thick, and is designed to prevent exudate leakage.
The hydrocellular dressing has a foam layer, which absorbs exudate. Hydrocellular foam dressings usually have a pinkish outer layer, and a perforated inner layer. They are primary dressings which don’t require secondary dressings since they are adhesive, so they stay in place. If the dressing you choose has an adhesive border, it’s important to pick a dressing that is about three centimeters bigger than what you need, so that the adhesive will not adhere to the wound.
These dressings feature a triple layer structure:
- Non-adherent contact layer
- Layer of absorbent foam
- Outer layer which features adhesive inner side
How often the dressing will need to be changed depends on wound characteristics. If the wound is not infected, the dressing will often only need to be changed every four or five days, but if the wound is infected, the dressing will likely need to be changed more often.