DuoDERM Hydroactive Sterile Gel Features
- Hydroactive formula: It is a hydroactive formula that helps to provide moisture to the wound bed, which can help to promote faster healing.
- Sterile: This reduces the risk of infection and ensures that the wound-healing process is not compromised.
- Non-adherent: This means it will not stick to the wound bed and cause damage to the wound when it is removed.
- Easy to apply: Easy to apply and can be spread evenly over the wound bed, providing a barrier that protects the wound from further damage.
- Comfortable: Designed to be comfortable to wear, and it does not cause discomfort or irritation to the patient.
- Long-lasting: The gel is long-lasting and can remain in place for up to 7 days, which means fewer dressing changes are required.
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DuoDERM Gel Uses
DuoDERM Gel is used for the management and hydration of the following:
- Partial and full-thickness wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Leg ulcers
- Pressure sores
How does this gel work?
ConvaTec DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel creates a moist wound-healing environment, which is essential for optimal healing. It contains moisturizing agents that help to hydrate the skin and promote the growth of new tissue and a special polymer that absorbs excess moisture from the wound while still allowing the wound to breathe.
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How to use Convatec DuoDERM Hydroactive Hydrocolloid Gel?
- Cleanse the wound site, rinse well, and dry the surrounding skin.
- Unscrew the tube cap and remove the white safety ring.
- Replace the cap to puncture the tube membrane.
- Apply ConvaTec DuoDERM directly into the wound. Do not fill the wound beyond the level of the surrounding skin.
Removal: DuoDERM Gel should be changed when the cover dressing leaks or is removed for routine dressing changes. The maximum recommended wear time is seven days.
Precautions & Observations
- Colonization of chronic wounds is common and is not a contraindication to the use of DuoDERM Gel.
- Store at up to 25o C; avoid freezing.
- For single use. This product is supplied sterile. If the immediate product packaging is damaged, do not use
- Where infection is suspected or develops during the use of DuoDERM Gel, appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated. The use of DuoDERM Gel may be continued, but the progress of the wound should be monitored carefully, and all treatments should be under medical supervision. In the presence of anaerobic infection, occlusive therapy is not recommended.
- The control of blood glucose, as well as appropriate pressure relief measures, should be provided for diabetic foot ulcers.
- The moist wound environment produced by the gel may result in autolytic debridement, which may make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes.
Do not use DuoDERM gel on individuals with sensitivity to the gel or its components.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long can DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel be left on the skin?
This can be left on the skin for up to seven days, depending on the severity of the wound and the amount of exudate (fluid) produced.
2. Is DuoDERM Gel safe to use?
Yes, it is safe to use. It is a medical-grade product that has been clinically tested and is designed to be gentle on the skin.
3. Does this require a prescription?
DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel does not require a prescription, but it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the product, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.
4. Can DuoDERM Sterile Gel be used on children?
This can be used on children, but it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the product, especially for infants and young children.
5. How should this gel be stored?
DuoDERM Gel should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept in its original packaging until ready to use.
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