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Smith & Nephew Exu-Dry Anti-Shear Medium Absorbent Dressing


Item# Description Pkg reward$ Price Blank
Item #: 5999003
3" Disc
Item #: 5999003
3" Disc
Item #: 5999003S
3" Slit Disc
Item #: 5999M06
6" x 9"
Item #: 5999M28
20" x 28"
Item #: 5999M28
20" x 28"

Smith & Nephew Exu-Dry Anti-Shear Medium Absorbent Dressing is a unique one-piece dressing made up of multiple layers. Designed to cover wound with reduced friction, save nursing time and lowers total dressing costs. Exu Dry is highly absorbent, helps reduce the risk of maceration and irritation to the wound and surrounding tissue. It wicks away drainage from the wound into the entire dressing, reducing the frequency of dressing changes.


  • Layers:
    - Outer layer - High density polyethylene
    - Inner layers - Highly absorbent rayon/cellulose blend
    - Anti shear layer - High density polyethylene
    - Wound contact layer - High density polyethylene
  • Non-adherent to the wound, EXU DRY is more comfortable for patients during and between dressing changes
  • Anti Shear Layer helps reduce shearing thus may help protect fragile granulation tissue
  • One-piece, multi-layer sealed construction eliminates frayed edges, loose threads and linting
  • Minimizes disruption to new granulation tissue
  • Non-occlusive, soft and pliable
  • Available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to accommodate virtually any wound or body contour
  • Permeable and non-occlusive, it can be used as a wet or dry dressing on clean or contaminated wounds
  • Compatible with most topical agents, liquids and creams
  • Indications:
    Indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full-thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are:
    - Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
    - Pressure sores
    - Donor sites
    - Surgical incisions
    - Surgical excisions
    - Burns (1st and 2nd degree)

More Information

  • Precautions:
    - During the bodys normal healing process, unnecessary material is removed from the wound which will make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes
    - If the wound continues to get larger after the first few dresisng changes, consult an appropriate healthcare professional
    - Should any signs of irritation (redness, swelling, increased burning sensation), maceration (over-hydration of the skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue) or sensitivity (allergic reactions) appear, discontinue use and consult an appropriate healthcare professional
  • Instructions for use:
    - Using a full absorbency Exu-dry dressing, select a size slightly larger than the wound
    - Place onto wound
    - The back side of the dressings are marked "Use other side against wound"
    - This dressing may be used as wet or dry dressing
    - Dry: a variety of topical agents may be applied directly on the wound or buttered on to the dressing
    - Wet: submerge in liquid topical agent and gently squeeze out (do not ring out) excess fluid
    - Secondary dressing: may be used in combination with other products (calcium alginates, gels, foams, etc.) that have been used to pack a wound
    - Good wound contact is essential, secure in place with Hypafix tape (window pane) or use a light wrap of roll gauze
    - Daily dressing changes are recommended as per institutions protocols

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