ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity
ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity features a unique technology designed to combine maximum absorbency and conformability with easy handling and less traumatic dressing changes in cavity wounds.
• Can hold extra high levels of exudates for cost-effective management of cavity wounds
• Maintains optimum contact with wound surface minimizing risk of abscess formation
• Non-adherent wound contact layer minimizes patient and wound trauma on removal
• Maintains a moist wound environment to help prevent eschar formation
• Highly flexible and can be cut and molded to any wound shape
• Available in a range of sizes suitable for all deep wounds
• Will absorb and retain exudates even under compression
• Soft, pliable construction for patient comfort
• Easy to use and place in the wound
ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity is indicated for use on deep secondary healing wounds, particularly for indications such as stage III and IV pressure ulcers, deep leg ulcers, cavity wounds, excisions and post-op wound dehiscence.
Contraindicated for use on third-degree burns.
ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity should not be re-used.
Avoid using forceps to place the dressing into the wound as this may puncture the dressing.
Ensure the number of dressings used in the wound is noted upon application and checked upon removal.
Do not use ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg. Dakin's) or hydrogen peroxide, as these break down the foam filling of the dressings.
Do not use in deep cavity wounds with small openings.
|Antimicrobial format available|
|Compatible w/ topicals|
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|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Usable on infected wounds||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
|Educational Material Available|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area. Wipes may be used if appropriate.
Choose one or more ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity dressings to fill approximately 50% of the cavity wound. The product may be cut to accommodate size requirement.
Fold product into itself and gently insert the dressings into the cavity using a gloved hand. Upon release the product will slowly conform to wound cavity shape.
Remove secondary dressing and carefully remove ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity using gloved hands. The frequency of change depends on the quantity of exudate and the condition of the wound. Typically, ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity can be left in place for three days from the start of treatment and this should be quickly extended to a weekly change.
Cover the ALLEVYN* Plus Cavity dressings with a film dressing. Alternatively an absorbent dressing pad and fixative sheet may be used if the skin around the wound is very delicate.
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