McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing is a sterile wound dressing impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), which kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Constructed of waterproof polyurethane bacterial barrier film, hydrophilic PHMB polyurethane foam pad and perforated wound contact layer.
• PHMB kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria
• Fast wicking action
• Superior aeration
• Excellent absorbency
• Promotes healing through a moist wound environment
• Helps prevent recolonization
• Reduces the risk of maceration
• Waterproof and bacterial barrier
Indicated for use in the management of post-surgical incisions, pressure injuries, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, first- and second-degree burns, dermatologic disorders, other wounds inflicted by trauma and as a secondary dressing or cover dressing for packed wounds.
Not intended as a treatment for infections or third-degree burns. Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to any components of the dressing. Do not use with oxidizing solutions such as hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down both the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing and the PHMB.
McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing contains PHMB levels of 0.8% to 1.1%. PHMB in high concentrations (>2.5%) has been associated with contact dermatitis. If contact dermatitis or other reactions are observed, discontinue use immediately.
Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
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|Collagen dressing format|
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|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Gelling fiber dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
|Impregnated dressing format|
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|Secondary dressing required|
|Super absorbent polymers|
|Sustained release formula||●|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
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|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
1. Cleanse and debride the wound area as necessary. Dry the surrounding areas of the wound thoroughly before dressing application. Select an appropriately sized dressing where the foam pad is slightly larger than the wound. Choose a dressing that will allow the wound contact area to completely cover the wound and extend onto healthy tissue by about (3/4" (2cm) in all directions.
2. Remove the release liners from the wound dressing; avoid touching the central part of the dressing that will be placed directly onto the wound.
3. Center the dressing on the wound and apply it gently to the wound site. Press the dressing on the surrounding skin by gentle application of pressure.
McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing can remain in situ for up to seven days, dependent on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially, it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours or whenever good wound care practice dictates. Duration of product use is not recommended for longer than 30 days. Do not exceed 12 dressing changes for adults or six dressing changes for children/neonates during 30 days of product use.
Non-adhesive versions: tape or compression bandaging, roll gauze, stretch net.
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