Hydrofera BLUE® Ostomy Dressing
Hydrofera BLUE® Ostomy Dressing is a highly absorptive antibacterial dressing that inhibits the growth of microorganisms and is compatible with enzymatic debriders. Does not inhibit growth factors.
• Pulls bacteria-laden exudate up and away from the wound which may facilitate healing and aid in patient comfort
• Provides a protective antibacterial cover that inhibits the growth of microorganisms
• Physically binds harmful endotoxins which can aid in patient comfort
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days|
|Collagen dressing format|
|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format||●|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Gelling fiber dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Super absorbent polymers|
|Sustained release formula|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
Remove Hydrofera Blue® dressing from the package, and thoroughly moisten it with sterile saline or sterile water. Once thoroughly moistened, squeeze out the excess liquid and apply the dressing to the wound. If the wound presents with surrounding erythema or rolled wound edges, the dressing should be larger than the wound to cover the periwound area. In other wounds, the dressing may be cut to fit the wound bed.
Cover with a secondary dressing to prevent displacement and to maintain moisture content.
The first dressing change should occur at 24 hours. Examine the area of the dressing in contact with the wound bed.
If the dressing has retained its blue color where it is in contact with the wound, apply a new dressing and leave in place for up to 72 hours.
If the dressing has turned from blue to white or lightened in color, the dressing should be changed every 24 hours until it retains its blue color. The dressing should be changed if it turns white or upon strikethrough of drainage.
Do not allow the dressing to completely dry out. The dressing should be rehydrated as needed. If the Hydrofera Blue® dressing dries out, rehydration with sterile saline or sterile water is recommended prior to removal.