Features of Drawtex Dressing
- It is for external use only.
- It is sterile unless opened or damaged.
- It should be stored in a cool, dry place.
- It is intended for single use only. Do not reuse.
- Non-adherent leaves no particles in the wound.
- It is contraindicated if arterial bleeding is present.
- Do not use Drawtex if the package is opened or damaged.
- Hydroconductive capture large volumes of fluid, absorbs up to 500% of its own weight.
- Versatile use as a flat dressing, a multilayer dressing, or as a drain for deeper wounds.
- Drawtex Wound Dressing provides hydroconductive debridement that lifts and loosens adherent slough. Drawtex can also be used as a surgical drain.
- Hydroconductive debridement draws exudate away from the wound surface to remove toxic components such as slough, necrotic tissue, and bacteria.
Drawtex Dressing User Manual
When to use Drawtex Dressing?
- Chronic Wounds:
- Acute Wounds:
- Complex surgical wounds
Why choose Drawtex Wound Dressing?
Capillary action gives Drawtex its ability to move wound exudate and wound debris into the porous material of the dressing. With the small pores acting as capillaries, intermolecular attractive forces between the exudate and solid surfaces of the wound dressing allow the exudate to be drawn upward against the force of gravity.
Hydroconductive action is controlled by Darcy’s Law that defines the ability of a fluid to flow through porous media. Fluid can move from wetter to drier – even against gravity. This explains how water can be transported from the roots of a tree to the leaves. The LevaFiber Technology of Drawtex allows the dressing to lift, hold and transfer the wound exudate both vertically and horizontally by hydroconductive action.
Electrostatic action occurs when the negatively charged Drawtex wound dressing comes into contact with the wound exudate. Ions from the exudate form a mobile layer of the opposite charge known as the electric double layer, effectively reversing the charge on the surface of the dressing to become positive. This allows the dressing to draw out a relatively large amount of exudate, devitalised tissue, bacteria and deleterious chemical mediators.
Drawtex Dressing is designed for any type of wound
To drain by way of cutting strips with the opposite end going into a colostomy bag.
To fold into heart-shaped wound, while vertical slits splay slightly, filling the area.
To fill cavities or cover amputations
To fit around G-tubes and trach tubes. Drawtex Tracheostomy Dressing may be used.
What to buy with Hydroconductive Dressing?
How to use Drawtex Dressing?
- Cut: Drawtex may be cut to conform to wound shape. Any side of Drawtex can be used against the wound bed.
- Apply: For low exudating or dry wounds, apply a nonadherent (perforated) dressing before applying Drawtex. For best results, ensure dressing has direct contact with wound bed.
- Layer: For moderate to highly exudating wounds, apply Drawtex directly to wound bed. For heavy exudate, apply additional layers as necessary.
- Cover: Cover with a secondary dressing or bandage of choice.
- Change: Change Drawtex every one to three days, as necessary. Once exudate is under control, dressing may be changed less frequently. If Drawtex is adherent, irrigate with saline for easy removal.
FAQs About Drawtex Hydroconductive Wound Dressing
Is Drawtex classified as highly absorbent?
Yes. It is a super-absorbent dressing that works against gravity.
Does Drawtex support the moisture environment of the wound?
Absolutely, it manages and controls high volumes of exudate.
Is Drawtex non-toxic and hypo-allergenic?
Absolutely. Drawtex materials have been successfully tested by an independent laboratory for eye, skin and other irritations.
How does Hydroconductive Dressing work against bacteria?
In actively drawing out wound fluid, It has been shown to draw the bacteria from the wound bed into the dressing. Studies with an infected burn model and with patients who have chronic wounds have shown that tissue bacterial counts in the wound decrease while the bacterial counts in the Drawtex Dressings increase.
On what types of wounds can Drawtex be used?
Drawtex is ideal for the following types of wounds, especially wounds with moderate to heavy exudate: burns (first- and second-degree), amputations, post-operative wounds, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, Buruli ulcers, complex surgical wounds, difficult-to-heal wounds and nonhealing wounds.