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McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing

McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing is a sterile wound dressing impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), which kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Constructed of waterproof polyurethane bacterial barrier film, hydrophilic PHMB polyurethane foam pad, and perforated wound contact layer.

McKesson Medical-Surgical

McKesson Medical-Surgical offers comprehensive product and technology solutions for long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and home medical equipment suppliers to help streamline processes, enhance the quality of care, and reduce costs.
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• PHMB kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria
• Fast wicking action
• Superior aeration
• Excellent absorbency
• Promotes healing through a moist wound environment
• Helps prevent recolonization
• Reduces the risk of maceration
• Conformable
• Waterproof and bacterial barrier


McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressings are indicated for use in the management of post-surgical incisions, pressure injuries, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, first- and second-degree burns, dermatologic disorders, other wounds inflicted by trauma, and as a secondary dressing or cover dressing for packed wounds.


Not intended as a treatment for infections or third-degree burns. Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to any components of the dressing. Do not use with oxidizing solutions such as hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down both the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing and the PHMB.

Adverse Effects/Reactions

McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing contains PHMB levels of 0.8% to 1.1%. PHMB in high concentrations (>2.5%) has been associated with contact dermatitis. If contact dermatitis or other reactions are observed, discontinue use immediately.

Active Ingredients

Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)

How Supplied/Sizing
3"x3", 4"x4", 6"x6", 7"x7".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
cancel Alginate dressing format
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days
check_circle Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days
cancel Bacterial binding
cancel Bacterial trapping
check_circle Bactericidal
check_circle Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
check_circle Composite dressing format
cancel Contact layer dressing format
cancel Foam dressing format
check_circle Fungicidal
cancel Gauze or non-woven dressing format
cancel Gelling fiber dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format
cancel Impermeable to outside contaminants
cancel Impregnated dressing format
check_circle Microbicidal
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Sporicidal
cancel Super absorbent polymers
check_circle Sustained release formula
cancel Transparent film dressing format
cancel Virucidal
cancel Wound filler dressing format
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Diabetic Foot
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Traumatic Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

1. Cleanse and debride the wound area as necessary. Dry the surrounding areas of the wound thoroughly before dressing application. Select an appropriately sized dressing where the foam pad is slightly larger than the wound. Choose a dressing that will allow the wound contact area to completely cover the wound and extend onto healthy tissue by about (3/4" (2cm) in all directions.
2. Remove the release liners from the wound dressing; avoid touching the central part of the dressing that will be placed directly onto the wound.
3. Center the dressing on the wound and apply it gently to the wound site. Press the dressing on the surrounding skin by gentle application of pressure.

Removal & Change Frequency

McKesson PHMB Hydrophilic Foam Dressing can remain in situ for up to 7 days, dependent on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially, it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours or whenever good wound care practice dictates. Duration of product use is not recommended for longer than 30 days. Do not exceed 12 dressing changes for adults or 6 dressing changes for children/neonates during 30 days of product use.

Additional Recommended Dressings

Non-adhesive versions: tape or compression bandaging, roll gauze, stretch net.


12 months

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