Smith & Nephew Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing
Smith & Nephew Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing

Smith & Nephew Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW

Smith & Nephew Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing is a unique dressing that has been designed to offer all the benefits of a hydrocolloid. Its special structure offers a unique mode of action, absorbing water from wound fluid, but leaving essential wound healing agents behind in the wound. It combines all the proven benefits of clean, moist wound healing with the ability to leave growth factors, essential agents in wound healing and other natural proteins on the wound bed.

Item #DescPkgPrice 
66047443 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) 5/Pack $35.45 $23.99
66047443 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) 50/Case $285.00 $215.99
66047441 2" x 2-3/8" (5cm x 6cm) 10/Pack $40.99 $25.49


  • Smith & Nephew Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing is waterproof and bacteria proof
  • Helps to prevent bacterial contamination
  • Water vapour permeable
  • Highly absorbent, even under compression
  • Does not break down in the wound
  • Conformable
  • Semi-transparent
  • Self-adhesive

More Information

  • Benefits:
    Waterproof and bacteria proof
    - The outer polyurethane layer of Cutinova Hydro is waterproof and bacteria proof, which reduces the risk of infection and prevents cross contamination
    - It also allows the patient to shower or bathe without requiring a dressing change
    Water vapour permeable
    - It allows gaseous exchange and promotes a moist wound healing environment to help encourage the physiological wound healing process
    - The breathable outer surface of Cutinova Hydro therefore allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing
    Highly absorbent, even under compression
    - Super absorbent particles within Cutinova Hydro absorb and lock away excess wound fluid, even under compression
    - Absorbed wound fluid cannot be squeezed out. Cutinova Hydro therefore minimizes the risk of maceration and reduces the number of dressing changes required, saving nursing time
    - It is hydro-selective - it selectively absorbs mainly water from wound exudate, but leaves the patients own growth factors and proteins in the wound
    - Growth factors and other natural proteins are known to be essential agents in wound healing
    Does not break down in the wound
    - Unlike hydrocolloids, Cutinova Hydro remains intact when in contact with exudate and leaves no gel or dressing debris in the wound
    - Dressing changes are therefore easier for the carer and less traumatic for the patient, wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum
    - It is highly conformable and moulds to all parts of the body for easy application and patient comfort
    - Several dressings can be overlapped to suit all wound sizes
    - It is semi-transparent which allows the carer to observe the condition of the underlying wound without needing to remove the dressing
    - This reduces unnecessary dressing changes, minimizes trauma to the wound and saves nursing time
    - It adheres well to dry skin but will not stick to the wound
    - This ensures secure fixation but avoids painful dressing removal
  • Indications:
    It is indicated for moderately to highly exuding wounds such as:
    - Leg ulcers
    - Pressure ulcers
    - Superficial and partial thickness burns
    - Diabetic ulcers
  • Precautions:
    - When used on clinically infected wounds, wounds must be inspected regularly, dressings changed daily and appropriate antibiotic therapy administered
    - The use of oxidizing agents e.g. hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite solutions should be avoided with Cutinova Hydro
    - It will not be effective is used on wounds covered with black necrotic eschar, unless used with a hydrogel e.g. Intrasite Gel or if some exudate is present
  • Contraindications:
    Full thickness wounds with exposed muscle, bone or tendon
    - Wounds surrounded by fragile skin
    - Third degree burns

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