ALLEVYN* Gentle Border is a water/bacteria-proof silicone adhesive dressing indicated for moderately to highly exudating wounds. Hydrocellular structure allows for a moist wound environment. Remains in place and will not stick to the wound surface.
• Gentle adhesive allows dressing to come off lightly for less painful dressing changes
• Absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide optimal fluid management
• Gel adhesive holds dressing in place during application for easier application
• Maintains optimal moist wound environment to promote faster healing
• Longer wear time for fewer dressing changes
• Waterproof outer film protects wound
ALLEVYN* Gentle Border is indicated for use on chronic and acute exudative wounds, full- and partial-thickness wounds such as pressure injuries, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, infected wounds, malignant wounds, surgical wounds, first- and second-degree burns, donor sites, skin tears, and fungating ulcers.
Do not use ALLEVYN* Gentle Border dressing with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg, EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.
If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use.
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Select appropriate dressing size. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound.
Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVYN* Gentle Border and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensuring that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.
During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN* Gentle Border dressings should be inspected frequently. Where the product is used on infected wounds, the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol. Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within (5/8)" of the edge of the dressing, whichever is sooner.