Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
Item # Desc Pkg Price
66800898 6-5/8" x 6-3/4" $0.31
66800898 6-5/8" x 6-3/4" $3.09
66800898 6-5/8" x 6-3/4" $18.50

Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum Foam Dressing is a silicone gel adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing incorporating unique triple-action technology. It is comprised of a highly breathable polyurethane top film, a hydrocellular foam layer and a perforated wound contract layer coated with a silicone gel adhesive. This allevyn foam dressing has a unique design with three slits in the film at the bottom of the dressing to aid placement of the dressing in the cleft and aid dressing conformability in this awkward area of the body.

Why Choose Allevyn Gentle Border Foam Dressing?

  • Minimal trauma to the sacral area
  • Excellent flexibility and conformable dressing
  • Bacterial and waterproof barrier
  • Optimal fluid management

Allevyn Border Sacrum Foam Dressing Features

  • Wider border to help secure the dressing to the sacral area
  • A tail at the end of the dressing to aid with conformability
  • 3 perforated slits to help with placement around the cleft
  • Silicone wound contact layer can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties
  • Excellent conformability helping to ensure patient comfort
  • A soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma and pain during dressing change which is ideal for patients with fragile skin
  • Shower-proof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place
  • Top film is an effective bacterial barrier that help to minimise the risk of infection from external contaminants
  • Easy to apply and remove and can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties
  • Contributes to a pressure relieving protocol when used in conjunction with pressure relieving devices
  • 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
  • The shape of the sacrum can often mean it is hard to dress
  • The design means it can be anchored securely in place on this area
  • Achieves its benefits of easy application and removal and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel
  • This foam dressing Lowers risk of maceration, extensive wear time and retention, resistant to leakage
  • Provides a bacterial barrier that reduce the risk of infection
  • Easily molds to body contours and hard to dress areas
  • Allevyn dressing adheres gently to surrounding skin
  • Unique design with a dressing tail to aid dressing conformability and fit to the sacral area
  • On application, the silicone gel adhesive on dressings flows into the crevices of the skin, allowing more points of contact to stay in place
  • On removal, the silicone gel adhesive stretches and flows out of the crevices of the skin, minimizing the risk of trauma to the wound and pain to the patient

When to use Allevyn Foam Dressing?

  • Shallow, granulating wounds
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Fungating wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Oncological wounds
  • Epidermolysis bullosa wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Donor sites
  • First and second degree burns

What to buy with Allevyn Border Foam Dressing

How to use Allevyn Gentle Sacrum Foam Dressing?

  • 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.
  • When positioning Allevyn Gentle Border Sacrum, place the narrow end of the dressing a minimum of 2cm above the anal sphincter.
  • 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 Sacrum 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.

Allevyn 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 changing Allevyn Dressing

  • During the early stages of wound management Allevyn Gentle Border 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.
  • Allevyn Dressing 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.

When to remove Allevyn Hydrocellular Foam Dressing?

  • To remove ALLEVYN Gentle Border, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

Precautions While Using Allevyn Dressing

  • Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle Border with oxidizing 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 sensitization occurs discontinue use.
  • Single use product.
  • Allevyn Gentle Border Heel must not be used for pressure relief independently of pressure relieving devices.

Allevyn Foam Dressing Reviews


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Smith & Nephew is a UK based company, with its subsidiaries across the globe, including USA. These dressing are made in USA.


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