DuoDERM Signal® Dressing
DuoDERM Signal® is a tapered-edge translucent wound dressing that signals when it is time for a dressing change.
• Translucent backing enhances dressing placement and initial monitoring of the wound
• Easy to apply and can be removed without damaging newly formed tissue
• Large range of shapes and sizes - including sacral, heel, and oval shape
• Thin, smooth low-friction backing designed to reduce shearing
• Tapered edge prevents rucking on bed clothes or bedding
• Thin polyurethane film provides a bacterial and viral barrier
• Film provides a waterproof barrier over the dressing
• Green line indicates when dressing needs changing
• Tapered edge contours to difficult areas
For over-the-counter use, DuoDERM Signal® Dressing may be used for minor abrasions, lacerations, minor cuts, and minor scalds and burns.
Under the supervision of a health care professional, DuoDERM Signal® Dressing may be used for wounds such as: leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed aetiology), diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers/sores (partial- and full-thickness); surgical wounds (post-operative left to heal by secondary intention, donor sites, dermatological excisions); second-degree burns; traumatic wounds.
DuoDERM Signal® Dressing should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or its components.
Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use.
This wound dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a health care professional.
During the body's normal healing process, non-viable tissue (autolytic debridement) is removed from the wound, which could make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dressing changes, consult a health care professional.
Should you observe irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of the skin), hypergranulation (excess tissue formation), or sensitivity (allergic reaction) consult a health care professional.
Frequent dressing changes on wounds with damaged or delicate sin surrounding the wound is not recommended. The wound should be inspected during dressing changes. Contact a health care professional if (1) signs of infection occur (increased pain, bleeding, wound drainage), (2) there is a change in wound color and/or odor, (3) the wound does not begin to show signs of healing and (4) any other unexpected symptoms occur.
The dressing may be used on infected wounds only under the care of a health care professional.
The use of this dressing neither guarantees nor warrantees against AIDS or Hepatitis B Virus transmission.
Store at room temperature (10°C-25°C, 50°F-77°F). Keep dry.
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First- and Second-Degree Burns
Before using the dressing, clean the wound with an appropriate wound cleansing agent or normal saline and dry the surrounding skin. Choose a dressing size and shape to ensure that the dressing is 3cm larger than the wound area in any one direction. Remove the release paper from the back being careful to minimize finger contact with the adhesive surface. Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the center of the dressing with the center of the wound. Place the dressing directly over the wound. For difficult to dress anatomical locations, such as the heel or the sacrum, a supplementary securing device, such as tape, may be required. Discard any unused portion of the product after dressing the wound.
Note: The dressing should be inspected frequently for leakage, rolling up of the edges and/or whether any part of the bubble has reached the change indicator. If any of these occur, the dressing should be changed. As wound fluid is absorbed by the dressing, gel formation may be visible through the dressing. The dressing should be changed when: clinically indicated, when strikethrough occurs, or up to a maximum of seven days. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals. Press down gently on the skin and carefully lift one corner of the dressing until it is no longer adhered to the skin. Continue until all edges are free. Carefully lift away the dressing.