ALLEVYN* Heel is a water/bacteria-proof dressing designed for superior anatomical and comfortable fit to enhance the management of wounds on the heel. Can be held in place with a light conforming bandage or tape.
• Designed to fit gently around the back of the foot, allowing it to be easily dressed
• Breathable outer surface allows excess moisture to evaporate away from dressing
• Retains exudate, bacteria, and cellular debris for clean and easy dressing changes
• Perforated contact layer allows viscous exudate to pass into the dressing
• Hydrocellular core absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure
• Moist wound healing environment to help prevent eschar formation
• Non-adhesive and will not stick to wound
• Soft and cushioning for patient comfort
ALLEVYN* Heel is indicated for use for exudate absorption and the management of partial- to full-thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are: ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic, pressure), surgical incisions, surgical excisions, and burns (first- and second-degree).
ALLEVYN* Heel is contraindicated for use on third-degree burns.
Do not use ALLEVYN* dressings with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Dakin's) or hydrogen peroxide solutions, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing. Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of ALLEVYN* dressings. In some cases this relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate remaining in contact with periwound skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported. If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a health care professional.
|Antimicrobial format available|
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|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Usable on infected wounds||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
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Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Apply the white, patterned surface to the heel. Secure with a light bandage.
During the early stages of treatment, ALLEVYN* Heel dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate is visible and approaches the edge of the dressing. The film backing prevents fluid strikethrough and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination of the wound.
The frequency of dressings change is affected by the nature and condition of the wound, ALLEVYN* dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate approaches the edge of the dressing, taking into consideration local clinical protocols.
Secure with a light bandage.
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