ConvaTec DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing - 4 x 5 inch - Triangle - 187973

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Convatec DuoDERM CGF (Control Gel Formula) Border Dressing is a self-adherent hydrocolloid dressing that is indicated for the management of exuding wounds. This dressing features a wide outer foam border that does not require additional taping. It interacts with wound exudate producing a soft mass that enables removal of the dressing with little or no damage to newly formed tissues.

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing Highlights:

  • Adhesive border to eliminate the requirement of additional taping
  • Unique ConvaTec hydrocolloid formulation
  • Can be used on hard-to-dress areas
  • Worn for up to seven days
  • Highly conformable
  • Latex-free

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing Features

  • Promotes granulation and facilitates autolytic debridement
  • Removes necrotic tissue as quickly as enzymatic debridement
  • ConvaTec hydrocolloid formulation distinguishes Convatec DuoDERM dressing from other hydrocolloid dressings
  • Isolates the wound against bacterial and other external contamination
  • Protects against harmful bacteria and viruses such as HBV(11) and HIV(11)
  • Forms a gel that creates a moist wound healing environment
  • Waterproof barrier protects the wound and the dressing
  • Provides both thermal and mechanical protection
  • Keeps nerve endings moist
  • Can be easily and gently molded into place
  • Note: The use of DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing neither guarantees nor warrants against the transmission of HIV or HBV

Indications for using DuoDERM CGF Dressing:

  • Dermal ulcers
  • Full thickness wounds
  • Pressure sore management (Stage I-IV)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Superficial wounds
  • Partial thickness burns
  • Donor sites

How do you use DuoDERM CGF Dressing?

Preparing and Cleansing the Wound Site:

DuoDERM CGF Border dressings are sterile and should be handled appropriately.

  • Choose a dressing that allows the DuoDERM CGF mass to extend beyond the wound margin by at least 1-1/4", covering all unhealthy tissue.
  • Cleanse the wound according to hospital practice. Irrigate with saline and dry the surrounding skin to ensure it is free of any greasy substance.
  • Use of the DuoDERM hydrocolloid dressings help facilitate the liquefaction and removal of dead tissue; however, eschar that is particularly thick or fused to the wound margins should be removed prior to application of the dressing.
  • Note: DuoDERM Paste or DuoDERM Hydroactive Granules may be used with this dressing.

Applying DuoDERM Hydrocolloid Dressing:

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing  

1. Remove top backing paper only. The triangle shaped dressing can be applied in several directions depending on the location of the ulcer. In sacral ulcers, the dressing may be folded in half lengthwise to make it easy to apply in the sacral folds.

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing  

2. Apply the DuoDERM skin dressing to the wound. Smooth into place, especially at edges of the center adhesive.

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing  

3. Fold back the border and remove the release papers from the border adhesive; press the borders into place.

Removing DuoDERM Hydrocolloid Dressing:

DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing  

Press down on the skin and carefully lift an edge of the dressing. Continue around until all edges are free. Repeat cleansing procedure. It is unnecessary to remove all residual dressing material from the surrounding skin. You can leave this dressing in place for up to 7 days, unless it is uncomfortable, leaking, or there are clinical signs of infection.

Precautions for DuoDERM CGF Dressing:

  • When Used on Dermal Ulcers:
    • Initial use of this product should be under the direction of a health professional.
    • DuoDERM CGF Border Dressings only provide local management of the wound site. In pressure sore care, other aspects such as repositioning of the patient and nutritional support should not be neglected. In leg ulcer care, lack of adequate rest in patients with vascular (arterial or venous) insufficiency can increase the amount of local edema and hinder potential healing.
    • Increased Wound Size: Deeper tissue damage may have already occurred under an apparent superficial dermal ulcer. When using an occlusive dressing in the presence of necrotic material, the wound may increase in size and depth during the initial phase of management as the necrotic debris is cleaned away. Leg ulcers resulting from vasculitis may rapidly deteriorate during exacerbation of the underlying disorder.
  • Odor: Wounds, particularly those that are large or necrotic, are often accompanied by a disagreeable odor; however, this is not necessarily indicative of infection. The odor should disappear when the wound is cleansed.
  • Infection: If signs of clinical infection develop, such as uncharacteristic odor or change in the color of the exudate, fever or cellulitis (tenderness and erythema in the area of the wound), a bacterial culture of the wound site should be taken. If clinical signs of infection are present, appropriate medical treatment should be initiated. Convatec DuoDERM dressings may be continued during the treatment at the discretion of the clinician.
  • Granulation: Excessive granulation tissue may develop in some wounds when using occlusive dressings.


Contraindications:

  • Use on individuals with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components
  • Third-degree burns

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