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ALLEVYN* LIFE Sacrum is a unique 5-layer foam dressing that absorbs fluid and redistributes pressure more evenly than traditional foam dressings.

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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• Five-layer design is ideal for pressure injuries 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 Sacrum is indicated for wound management by secondary intention on shallow, granulating wounds, chronic and acute exudative wounds and full- and partial-thickness wounds including: 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. Can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE* Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds. Also indicated for pressure injuries prevention on intact skin as part of a pressure injuries prevention protocol.

Warnings and Precautions

Do not use ALLEVYN* LIFE dressings 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
6(3/4)"x6(7/8)", 8(1/2)"x9".
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
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Diabetic Foot
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds

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 area, removing the remaining protector material and ensuring that the dressing is adhered all the around the wound.

Removal & Change Frequency

During the early stages of wound management, ALLEVYN* LIFE dressings can be inspected daily.

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