Drawtex® wound dressing's capillary, hydroductive, and electrostatic actions, made possible by exclusive LevaFiber™ Technology, allow it to remove debris, control excessive wound exudate, and draw out bacteria and harmful MMPs setting the stage for wound healing or closure.
• Draws exudate away from the wound surface
• Removes toxic components such as slough, wound debris and bacteria that compromise wound healing
• Vertical and horizontal exudate dispersion controls and retains wound fluid so that it can be transferred to additional dressing layers if needed
• Available in tracheostomy dressing
Drawtex® may be used for: venous, neuropathic foot and pressure ulcers; burns and dehisced surgical wounds; stoma sites; amputations; difficult-to-heal wounds such as mixed etiology leg ulcers, leprosy-related wounds, necrotizing fasciitis, cavity wounds, chronic wounds with slough, clinically infected wounds, fungating cancer wounds, and Buruli ulcers.
Contraindicated for use on wounds with arterial bleeding.
1. Carney BC, Ortiz RT, Bullock RM, et al. Reduction of a multidrug-resistant pathogen and associated virulence factors in a burn wound infection model: Further understanding of the effectiveness of a hydroconductive dressing. Eplasty. 2014;14:e45.
2. Moffatt LT, Ortiz RT, Carney BC, et al. In vitro mitigation of pathogenic bacteria and virulence factors using a hydroconductive dressing. Surg Sci. 2013;4(11):477–85.
3. Smith D, Karlnoski R, Patel A, et al. The treatment of partial-thickness burns with a hydroconductive wound dressing: clinical and mechanistic effects. Surg Sci. 2013;4(5):268–72.
|Antimicrobial format available|
|Compatible w/ topicals||●|
|Intact when saturated||●|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Usable on infected wounds||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available||●|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Before application, cleanse the wound bed with normal saline solution to flush out any debris, pus or dried blood if necessary. Cut Drawtex® to conform to the wound and wound bed, then apply to the wound.
For burns, superficial and "clean" wounds, always use a paraffin gauze or petrolatum gauze dressing as a contact layer before applying Drawtex®.
For wounds with particular barriers to wound healing such as heavy exudate, slough, necrotic tissue, or eschar, Drawtex® may be applied directly to the wound bed.
To secure in place, use a normal bandage or a moisture vapor permeable adhesive film dressing.
Drawtex® can stay in place for up to two days if covered with a semi-occlusive dressing, but otherwise should be changed daily when the dressing is almost saturated.
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