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Optifoam® Gentle EX

Optifoam® Gentle EX dressings help absorb shear force and friction and manage moisture, empowering caregivers to follow best practices and reduce the risk of pressure injuries.

Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc. offers innovative products and services for wound and skin care.
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• Five unique layers with a superabsorbent core that absorbs exudate, converts it into a gel, and locks it away
• Highly conformable foam dressing with gentle silicone adhesive that can be lifted up and reapplied
• Comfort and flexibility with a low-profile design and a moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) that adjusts to the level of fluid and improves breathability
• Design helps to collectively displace pressure when used with a pressure injury prevention protocol


Optifoam® Gentle EX dressings are indicated for partial- and full-thickness wounds.


Contraindicated for use on third-degree burns. Not for use on patients with a silicone allergy.

Storage Requirements

Protect from freezing, avoid excessive heat.

How Supplied/Sizing
3"x3", 4"x4", 5"x5", 6"x6". Sacral: 7"x7", 9"x9".
Product features
check_circle Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
cancel Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
cancel Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Odor-reducing
cancel One-piece removal
cancel Pressure redistribution
cancel Secondary dressing required
cancel Self-adhering
check_circle Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Surfactant impregnated
cancel Usable on infected wounds
cancel Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Remove dressing from package. Remove one piece of the release liner. Place dressing on the wound and remove the other release liner. Gently secure the dressing to the skin

Position patient on their side. Remove center release liner. Fold dressing in half, anchor dressing in gluteal cleft. Remove release liner from upper side of the dressing and smooth upward away from bed and repeat on other side. Gently secure the dressing to the skin.

Removal & Change Frequency

Optifoam® Gentle EX should be changed when drainage is visible to the edges of the foam pad. It may stay in place for up to 7 days depending on the amount of drainage.

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