ALLEVYN* Adhesive Dressing is water/bacteria-proof. Indicated for moderate to high exudating wounds. Hydrocellular structure allows for a moist wound environment. Remains in place, will not stick to the wound surface.
• Breathable outer surface allows excess moisture to evaporate away from dressing
• Separates wound and external environment to assist in preventing contamination
• Creates a moist wound healing environment to help prevent eschar formation
• Perforated wound contact layer allows exudate to pass into the dressing
• Soft and cushioning for patient comfort and wound protection
• Profiled dressing edges ensure the dressing remains in place
• Low allergy adhesive for patient comfort
ALLEVYN* Adhesive Dressing is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial- to full-thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are: ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic, pressure), donor sites, surgical incisions, surgical excisions, and burns (first- and second-degree).
ALLEVYN* Adhesive is contraindicated for use on third-degree burns.
Do not use any ALLEVYN* product with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg, Dakin's) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressings.
As with all adhesive products, some cases of irritation and/or maceration of the skin surrounding the wound have been reported. It should be noted that too frequent dressing changes, particularly on patients with fragile skin, may result in skin stripping.
If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a health care professional.
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
When using ALLEVYN* Adhesive Dressing, select an appropriate size dressing. Prepare and clean the skin around the wound. Wipes may be used to protect fragile skin. Peel back the protector papers and anchor the dressing over the wound. Smooth the dressing into place, ensuring that the edges of the dressing are not wrinkled.
During the early stages of treatment, ALLEVYN* Adhesive dressings should be inspected frequently; dressings can be left in place until exudate can be seen through the outer waterproof film layer and approaches (3/4)" from the edge of the dressing.
To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and lift it gently away from the wound.