Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing
Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing

Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW

Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing is suitable for use on fragile skin and may reduce trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes. The triple action technology provides optimal fluid handling to maintain a moist wound environment. An absorbent hydrocellular pad is held between a soft gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. This dynamic system ensures that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to maintain a moist wound environment.

Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing Highlights

  • Triple action technology 
  • Breathable top film 
  • Soft and comfortable 
  • Easy to apply and remove

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
66800255 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) Each $0.20
66800255 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) 10/Pack $1.80
66800255 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) 60/Case $10.75
66800256 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) Each $0.25
66800256 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) 10/Pack $2.50
66800256 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) 70/Case $17.45
66800257 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) Each $0.90
66800257 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) 10/Pack $6.15
66800257 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) 30/Case $18.00
66800258 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) Each $1.80
66800258 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) 10/Pack $8.82
66800258 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) 20/Case $18.00

Allevyn Gentle Adhesive Foam Dressing Features

  • Suitable for application under compression bandaging
  • Gentle adhesive allows less painful dressing changes
  • Breathable top film may help to reduce the risk of maceration to the wound and periwound
  • Outer film is an effective barrier aiding in the prevention of fluid and bacterial strikethrough
  • Soft and comfortable for the patient, the dressing conforms to curves and awkward areas
  • Gentle adhesive means the dressing is suitable for use on fragile and delicate skin
  • Easy to apply and remove the gentle adhesive holds the dressing in place while secondary retention is applied
  • Allevyn foam dressing is suitable for use on patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa

Allevyn Triple Action Technology

    Allevyn Classic Non-Adhesive Foam Dressing

By combining an absorbent hydrocellular pad with a non-adherent wound contact layer and breathable top film, Allevyn Foam Dressing manages fluid to maintain optimal moist wound environment.
  1. Breathable Top Film: The breathable outer polyurethane top film helps to prevent strike-through and provides an effective barrier to bacteria.
  2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core: The hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent.
  3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer:  The wound contact layer will not stick to the wound and is suitable for fragile skin such as that of patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

When to Use Allevyn Gentle 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
  • Infected wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second-degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Skin tearsFungating ulcers

How to Apply Gentle Foam Dressing?

  • Cleanse the wound in accordance with the local clinical protocol.
  • Select an appropriate dressing size. Dressing can be cut to fit awkward areas. Always use a clean technique when cutting the dressing.
  • 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.
  • Using a clean technique remove the protector material from dressing, apply the adherent side to the wound ensuring good contact all the way around and secure with secondary retention, e.g. OPSITE Flexifix Transparent Film Roll, tape or bandage. Dressing can be lifted and repositioned on the application without losing its adherent properties.
  • Dressing can be used in combination with other methods of treatment e.g. compression therapy, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. When used under compression, the dressing must be cut to the size of the wound without overlapping on to surrounding skin. Ensure that the dressing  adheres in position before compression bandages are applied.
  • 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.

Allevyn Classic Foam Dressing Removal

  • To remove the allevyn dressing, remove the secondary retention and lift the dressing away from the wound.

Frequency of Allevyn Dressing Change

  • During the early stages of wound management dressing 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 undisturbed for up to 7 days or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 5/8 of an inch (1.5cm) of the dressing edge, whichever is sooner. If dressings are applied to the sacral area, they may be left in place for up to 5 days.
  • However, due to the increased potential for contamination and infection in this area, increased monitoring of dressing adherence may be required as per local clinical protocols. Clinical assessment and local protocols should determine when the dressing should be changed.

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