DURAFIBER* is a highly absorbent, non-woven gelling fiber dressing that absorbs excess fluid while providing a moist environment to support autolytic debridement for up to 7 days.
• Clean one piece removal
• Effective fluid management
• Comfortable gel matrix with minimal shrinkage
• Minimal nursing time for dressing changes
• Up to 7 day wear time
DURAFIBER* Gelling Fiber Dressings are indicated for chronic and acute, partial- or full-thickness or shallow granulating exuding wounds including: leg ulcers, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, wounds left to heal by secondary intent, donor sites, tunneling and fistula wounds, partial-thickness burns, traumatic wounds, and wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been surgically or mechanically debrided.
While DURAFIBER* assists in the management of wounds prone to bleeding, it is not intended to be used as a surgical sponge in heavily bleeding wounds. If reddening or sensitization occurs discontinue use.
Cleanse the wound according to local clinical protocol. Select the appropriate dressing size. Remove the DURAFIBER* Dressing from pack, using a clean technique. Cut to shape if necessary. Apply the dressing to the wound and allow for a 1cm ((1/3)") dressing overlap onto the skin surrounding the wound. When using DURAFIBER* ribbon in deep cavity wounds, insert in one piece, leave at least 2(1/2)cm (1") outside the wound for easy retrieval. Loosely pack deep wounds 85%, as the DURAFIBER* dressing will expand to fill the wound dressing on contact with wound fluid. Secure DURAFIBER* Dressings with a moisture retentive dressing such as ALLEVYN* LIFE or ALLEVYN* Gentle Border. If DURAFIBER* is used on infected wounds, the infection should be treated according to local clinical protocols.
The dressing can be removed in one piece using sterile tweezers, forceps or a gloved hand. Ensure all of the dressing is removed. During the early stages of wound management, DURAFIBER* dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left undisturbed for up to seven days or changed when clinically indicated, (eg, if leakage, excessive bleeding is present). Local clinical protocol should also be taken into consideration. The dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten or soak the dressing to assist removal and avoid disruption of the healing wound.
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