Hydrofera BLUE® Foam with Moisture-Retentive Film
Hydrofera BLUE® Foam with Moisture-Retentive Film is a highly absorptive antibacterial dressing that inhibits the growth of microorganisms and is compatible with enzymatic debriders. Does not inhibit growth factors.
• Compatible for use with enzymatic debridement agents and growth factors
• Effective against microorganisms commonly found in wounds
• Can be compressed to one tenth its size
• Highly resistant to chemicals
• Highly absorptive
• Durable and soft
Hydrofera Blue® antibacterial dressings are intended as an external dressing for use in the local wound management of pressure ulcers, venous insufficiency ulcers, arterial ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, superficial burns, post-surgical incisions, diabetic ulcers and traumatic wounds.
Contraindicated for third-degree burns.
This material is not an implant.
Infections: All wounds can be expected to contain some microorganisms; however, if true clinical symptoms should develop, appropriate steps as defined by the attending physician should be taken to address that infection. Regular evaluation and cleansing of infected wounds should be a common practice.
Underlying Causes: Some wounds, such as leg ulcers and pressure ulcers, can be nonhealing unless steps are taken to correct the underlying pathology. Hydrofera Blue® dressings are designed for local wound management and to be part of the overall management program for these types of wounds.
Drying Out: Hydrofera Blue® dressings are designed to maintain a moist wound environment that will facilitate wound healing. If a Hydrofera Blue® dressing is allowed to dry out, rehydration with sterile saline or sterile water is recommended prior to removal.
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days|
|Collagen dressing format|
|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format||●|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Sustained release formula|
|Wound filler dressing format|
Wound Site Preparation: Prior to the initial application of Hydrofera Blue® dressing, the wound should be debrided of any necrotic tissue. The wound should be cleansed with normal saline and/or an appropriate cleansing solution.
Dressing Application: Open the Hydrofera Blue® dressing package, keeping the dressing on the inside of the package. If the wound presents with surrounding erythema or rolled wound edges (epibole), the dressing should be larger than the wound to cover the periwound area. In other wounds, the dressing may be cut to fit the wound bed. An appropriate skin prep may be used in the periwound area. Moisten the dressing with sterile saline or sterile water, and squeeze out the excess. Apply the dressing to the wound. The dressing may be folded or layered to ensure desired fit. Secure with a secondary dressing to prevent displacement and to maintain moisture content.
Instructions for Dressings with Moisture Retentive Film: Prepare the wound site as described above. Remove the dressing from the package, and hydrate the exposed foam side with approximately 25-30cc of sterile saline or sterile water. Squeeze out excess sterile saline or sterile water. Place the hydrated foam side directly on to the wound with the film side on top. Secure with a secondary dressing.
Instructions for Island Dressings: Prepare the wound site as described in above.
Remove the dressing from the package, and peel off the dressing backing. Apply the dry dressing to the wound, and lightly press adhesive to the skin. Using a syringe, hydrate the dressing with sterile saline or sterile water through the portal opening on top of the dressing. Remove the outer frame backing from the dressing, and ensure the adhesive is secured to the skin.
The first dressing change should occur at 24 hours.
Examine the area of the dressing in contact with the wound bed. If the dressing has turned white or lightened in color, the dressing should be changed again at 24 hours until the dressing retains its color. If the dressing has retained its color where it is in contact with the wound, a new dressing can be applied and left in place for up to 72 hours.
Do not allow the dressing to completely dry out. The dressing should be rehydrated as needed. If a Hydrofera Blue® dressing is allowed to dry out, rehydration with sterile saline or sterile water is recommended prior to removal.
The dressing should be changed if it turns white or upon strikethrough drainage.
Low semi-occlusive film, occlusive film, vaseline gauze, high bordered gauze, rolled gauze.