DuoDERM® Extra Thin Dressing
DuoDERM® Extra Thin is a hydrocolloid dressing indicated for the management of lightly exuding wounds.
• Designed to reduce the risk of further skin breakdown due to friction by preventing contact with clothes/bed linen
• Translucent backing enhances dressing placement and initial monitoring of the wound
• Thin polyurethane film provides a bacterial and viral barrier
• Film provides a waterproof barrier over the dressing
• Can be removed without damaging newly formed tissue
• Flexible, easy to mold in curved areas
• Waterproof for incontinence protection
• Extended wear time
• May be cut to fit
DuoDERM® Extra Thin Dressing can be used for the management of superficial wounds, dry to lightly exudating dermal ulcers, and post-operative wounds, or as a protective dressing.
Should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or its components.
When Used on Dermal Ulcers:
Initial use of the product should be under the direction of a health professional.
DuoDERM® Extra Thin Dressing provides local management of the wound site. In chronic wounds other aspects such a repositioning of the patient and nutritional support should not be neglected.
Increased Wound Size: Deeper tissue damage may have already occurred under an apparent superficial dermal ulcer. When using any occlusive dressing, particularly in the presence of necrotic material, the wound may increase in size and depth during the initial phase of management. Leg ulcers resulting for vasculitis may rapidly deteriorate during exacerbation of the underlying disorder.
Odor: Wounds, particularly those that are large or necrotic, are often accompanied by a disagreeable odor; however, this is not necessarily indicative of infection. The odor should disappear when the wound is cleansed (see infection).
Infection: If signs of clinical infection should develop, such as: uncharacteristic odor or change in the color of the exudate, fever or cellulitis (tenderness and erytherma in the area of the wound), a bacterial culture of the wound site should be taken. If clinical signs or infection are present, appropriate medical treatment should be initiated. DuoDERM® dressings may be continued during the treatment at the discretion of the clinician.
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|Impermeable to outside contaminants||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
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Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Minimize finger contact with adhesive surface. Apply in a rolling motion, avoid stretching. Smooth into place, especially around the edges. When applying to a heel or elbow, it may be helpful to cut a slit approximately 1/3 across each side of the dressing to facilitate application. On a sacral ulcer, press into anal fold. Depending on the location and depth of the sacral ulcer, the triangle shaped dressing may be applied in different directions. This direction may be advantageous for ulcers close to the anal verge. Use hypoallergenic tape around the edges to secure.
Press down on the skin and carefully lift an edge of the dressing. Continue around until all edges are free. Repeat cleansing procedure. It is unnecessary to remove all residual dressing material from the surrounding skin. Leave the dressing in place (not more than seven days) unless it is uncomfortable, leaking, or there are clinical signs of infection.