Smith & Nephew Allevyn Classic Gentle Border Heel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing
Smith & Nephew Allevyn Classic Gentle Border Heel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

Smith & Nephew Allevyn Classic Gentle Border Heel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
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Smith & Nephew Allevyn Classic Gentle Border Heel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction which combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contract layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. It provides a bacterial barrier that may help to reduce risk of infection. It has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin and has a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma to the wound at dressing change helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.

Item #DescPkgPrice 
66800506 23 cm x 23-1/5 cm 5/Pack $135.99 $88.73
66800506 23 cm x 23-1/5 cm 5/Pack, 7pk/Case $825.99 $611.99

Features



  • Smith & Nephew Allevyn Classic Gentle Border Heel Hydrocellular Foam Dressing provides optimal moist wound environment
  • Conformable dressing provides comfort for the patient.
  • Dynamic fluid management
  • Lowers risk of maceration
  • Triple layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing
  • Consists of a highly absorbent hydrocellular foam pad held between a perforated wound contact layer which is coated with a soft silicone gel adhesive and a highly permeable outer top film
  • Shower-proof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place
  • Contributes to a pressure relieving protocol when used in conjunction with pressure relieving devices
  • Achieves its benefits of easy application and removal and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel
  • Coated with a gentle silicone adhesive layer that ensures a traumatic removal at dressing changes
  • Easy to fit and can be left in place without the need for secondary retention, conforming well to the complex contours of the heel
  • Can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties
  • Unique, shaped design with the large, upper lobes extending to cover the malleolus providing wound management to the area, and extra cushioning and protectio
  • Designed specifically to fit around the heel, the dressing conforms to this area providing the perfect solution to any kind of heel wound
  • Indications:
    - Shallow, granulating wounds
    - Chronic and acute exudative wounds
    - Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
    - Fungating wounds
    - Infected wounds
    - Oncological wounds
    - Epidermolysis bullosa wounds
    - Malignant wounds
    - Surgical wounds
    - Donor sites
    - First and second degree burns

More Information

  • Instruction for use:
    - Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures
    - Select the appropriate dressing size
    - Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound
    - Start to remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin
    - Smooth the dressing over the wound removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound
    - ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel can be cut and an aseptic technique should be used with cutting the dressing. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing
  • Application:
    - Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures
    - Select appropriate dressing size
    - Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area and remove excess moisture
    - Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound
    - Remove one of the protector films and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin
    - Remove the remaining protector film and smooth the dressing over the remainder of the wound without stretching, ensuring there are no creases
    - The pad area of the dressing must be adhered across the entire surface of the wound
    - The dressing can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties
    - ALLEVYN Gentle Border can be cut to dress wounds on the heel, elbows and other awkward areas
    - Always use a clean technique when cutting the dressing
    - If the dressing has been cut ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing taking care not to cover the entire dressing
  • Frequency of change:
    - During the early stages of wound management it should be inspected according to local clinical protocol
    - Where the product is used on infected wounds the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol
    - Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, except the sacral area where dressings can be left in place for up to 5 days, depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 0.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner
    - The decision of when to change should be dependent upon clinical assessment and local protocols should also be taken into consideration
  • Removal:
    - To remove ALLEVYN Gentle Border, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound
  • Precautions:
    - Do not use it with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing
    - If reddening or sensitisation occur discontinue use
    - It is a single use product
    - Must not be used for pressure relief independently of pressure relieving devices

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