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ALLEVYN* LIFE is a silicone-gel adhesive, composite hydrocellular foam dressing. Multilayered construction incorporates a breathable film layer, a masking layer to minimize visual impact of strikethrough, a hyper-absorbent layer with a lock-away core, a hydrocellular foam layer and a gentle, adhesive silicone wound-contact layer to conform securely to the body and which is suitable for use on fragile skin.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• An effective addition to your pressure injury prevention program
• Five-layer design is ideal for pressure injury prevention, as well as exudate management
• Redistributes pressure more evenly than traditional foam dressings
• Helps prevent bacterial contamination
• Highly conformable with a wide adhesive border
• Masking layer helps shield the visibility of exudate


ALLEVYN* LIFE is indicated for shallow, granulating wounds, chronic and acute exudative wounds, full- and partial-thickness wounds such as pressure injury, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, infected wounds, malignant wounds, surgical wounds, first- and second-degree burns, donor sites, skin tears, and fungating ulcers. Can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE* Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds. Also indicated for pressure injury prevention on intact skin as part of a pressure injury prevention protocol.

Warnings and Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN* LIFE 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 occurs, discontinue use.

How Supplied/Sizing
4"x4", 5(1/16)"x5(1/16)", 6(1/16)"x6(1/16)", 8(1/4)"x8(1/4)".
Product features
check_circle Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
cancel Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Odor-reducing
check_circle One-piece removal
cancel Pressure redistribution
cancel Secondary dressing required
check_circle Self-adhering
check_circle Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Surfactant impregnated
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Dehisced Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

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 of the wound. Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVYN* LIFE and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin. Smooth the dressing over the wound, removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.

Removal & Change Frequency

ALLEVYN* LIFE Dressings, as part of a complete pressure injury prevention protocol, can be inspected daily and reapplied. For wound management use, dressings can be inspected and reapplied, but should be left in place to protect the wound. Where 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 level of exudate.

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