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3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressings

3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressings are soothing, debriding, moisture balancing dressings for lightly exuding wounds.


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• Formulated and designed specifically to encourage wound bed preparation and granulation of chronic wounds, while minimizing pain levels
• Helps to provide an environment for optimal wound healing by managing wound exudate levels and protecting against wound dehydration and external bacterial contamination
• Gel provides both cushioning and absorption
• Partially-hydrated nature of the dressing aids the process of autolytic debridement and helps soothe the wound on contact


Under the supervision of a health care professional, 3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressings may be used for the management of chronic wounds, on painful wounds and skin conditions such as leg ulcers, radiation therapy damage, burns, and scalds.
They may be used on low-exuding and non-exuding wounds to assist in autolytic debridement by hydration of necrotic and sloughy tissue and for absorption of exudate. They may be used on moderately exuding wounds, although in such cases it may be preferable to cut the dressing to fit within the wound margins. It may be used with secondary dressings where appropriate. 3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressings can be used under compression.


3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressings are not indicated for full-thickness wounds, heavily bleeding wounds, third-degree burns, or as a covering for deep, narrow cavities, or sinuses.

Warnings and Precautions

Clinical infection requires systemic antibiotics and should be assessed by a clinician. In the case of an intolerance to the dressing, remove and clean the area carefully. During the body’s natural healing process, non-viable tissue is removed from the wound (autolytic debridement), which could initially make the wound appear larger. If the wound continues to grow larger after the first few dressing changes, consult a healthcare professional. The wound should be inspected during dressing changes. Consult a healthcare professional if there are signs of: infection (increased pain, increased redness, increased wound fluid levels); excessive bleeding; an unexpected change in wound colour and/or odour; irritation (increased redness and/or inflammation); no signs of healing. Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to hydrogel (allergic reaction). Do not re-use in whole or in part, as the sterility/performance of the dressing may be compromised. The gel layer in Kerralite Cool dressing is absorbent, and can tend to break up on prolonged exposure to exudate. This is normal. Kerralite Cool dressings provide an environment that supports the growth of new blood vessels; the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained fluid. If excessive bleeding occurs, the dressing can be used in conjunction with an alginate sheet. Appropriate supportive measures should be taken where necessary (e.g. use of graduated compression in the management of venous leg ulcers or pressure relief measures in the management of pressure ulcers, systemic antibiotics and frequent monitoring in the treatment of wound infection, control of blood glucose for diabetic ulcers, etc.). Gel fragments may remain in the wound following dressing removal. This is normal. The gel can be removed by irrigation. The dressing is not for cumulative use greater than 30 days.

How Supplied/Sizing
Non-border: 2.4"x2.4", 5"x3.5", 7"x5". Border: 3"x3", 4"x4", 6"x6".
Product features
cancel Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Bacteria or fluid barrier
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
cancel Freeze-dried
check_circle Impermeable to outside contaminants
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Moldable
check_circle One-piece removal
cancel Secondary dressing required
check_circle Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
cancel Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Granulating/Epithelializing Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Palliative Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Using Kerralite Cool dressing Kerralite Cool dressing may be placed directly onto the surface of a wound. A secondary dressing will also be necessary for long-term wear or if the dressing is to be exposed to external moisture (showering or bathing). Select an appropriately sized dressing. Prepare the wound site by cleansing as needed and drying the surrounding skin. Remove the sterile dressing from the package. If required, the dressing can be cut with sterile scissors to fit the wound. This is preferable if the wound is moderatelyexuding. To apply the dressing, first remove half of the overlaid white plastic liner. Position and smooth into place while removing the second half of the plastic liner. A secondary film dressing or bandage should be used to hold the dressing in place.

Removal & Change Frequency

Check the wound regularly. The dressing should be changed as often as the condition of the wound dictates. Note that a change in dressing regimen can result in an initial increased level of exudate which temporarily may require an increased dressing change frequency. As with all absorptive dressings, frequent monitoring is required to ensure the dressing does not dry out and adhere to the wound. If infection is suspected, frequent changes and monitoring are advised.

Dispose according to local procedures and guidelines. If difficulty is experienced on removing the dressing, it should be irrigated or soaked with sterile water or a sterile saline solution.

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