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Dressing:

For:

Layer:

Type & Ac4ons:

Ac4ve-Heal
(Alginate)

Ulcers: Pressure, Leg , Venous, Arterial, Diabetic.


Wounds: Cavity, Lacerations, Abrasions, Minor Bleeding
Post-Op: Graft Wounds, Donor Sites.
Burns: SuperBicial (1st) & Partial Thickness (2nd).

Primary

Allows exudate to be absorbed into the dressing to form a cohesive gel


ensuring the wound doesnt dry out. The alginate bres act a natural
haemostat controlling minor bleeding.

Aquacel
(Hydro-Fiber)

Infected or High Risk of Infection:



Ulcers: Leg, Pressure Ulcers (II-IV), Diabetic Ulcers.
Wounds: Surgical, Traumatic, & Exudate Absorption
(Oncology Wounds).
Burns: Partial Thickness (2nd).

Primary

SoB Sterile Non-Woven pad composed of Hydro-Fiber which absorbs


wound uid & transforms into a soB gel

Atrauman
(Non-Adherent)

Skin: Flaps, Open Cuts, Lacerations, Toe-Nail Avulsions,


Abscesses.
Ulcers: Pressure .
Burns: Burns, Scalds, radiation therapy burns.
Post-OP: Donor & Recipiant Sites

Primary

Non-adherent, polyester mesh wound contact layer. 1mm pore size and
impregnaKon of neutral triglycerides prevent penetraKon of granulaKon
Kssue into dressing

Cosmopore Adhesive
(Island)

Post-Op: wound dressing (Over Sutures) or minor injurys.

Primary
or
Secondary

Inadine Impregnate
(Non-Adherent)

Infected or High Risk of Infection:



Ulcers
Burns: SuperBicial (1st).
Skin: Minor Injuries.

Primary

Non Adherent dressing impregnated with 10% povione-iodine.

Kaltoststat
(Aliginate)

Mild to Moderate Fluid/Blood


Ulcers: Pressure, Venous & Arterial, & Oncology Wounds.
Post Op: Incisions, Donor sites, Traumatic Wounds.
Burns: SuperBicial (1st).
Others: Bleeding (LaceraKons, Abrasions, Epistaxis, Dental
ExtracKons, Surgical Wound Debridement)

Primary

Allows exudate to be absorbed into the dressing to


form a cohesive gel ensuring the wound doesnt dry
out. The alginate Bibres act a natural hemostat
controlling minor bleeding

Mepitel
(Non-Adherent)

Skin: Flaps, Tears, Abrasions (Inc Blisters) or Fragile Skin.


Post-Op: Sutures, Lacerations.
Burns: Partial Thickness (2nd).
Ulcers: Venous, Arterial, Diabetic, Foot.

Primary

Is a porous, semi-transparent, low adherent wound contact layer


consisting of a Blexible polyamide net coated with soft silicone which
allows passage of exudate and provides Bixation & protection
Bigger than wound by 2cm & requires a 2ndary dressing

Tegaderm
(Film)

Fixation &/Or Protective Cover



Clean wounds in Granulation Phase
Burns: Supercial (1st).
Post-Op: wounds, minor injuries such as laceraKons and
abrasions, Sutures, donor sites.
Others: pressure areas.

Primary
Or
Secondary

Acts as a barrier to protect an area of the body that


Might be experiencing friction or shear forces, for
example a small superBicial wound, producing minimal
exudate or a

Is a thin polyethane membrane coated with a layer of an acrylic


adhesive

Film Dressings:
Primary or Secondary which act as a barier to protect an area of the body experiencing fricKon or forces. (Think:
Supercial wound producing minimal exudate, or heel ulcer caused by fricKon)

Island Dressings:
Used over wounds closed by primary intenKon (Over sutures) The dressing has a central pad of celluose which absorbs
any exudate oozing from the sutures during the rst 24hrs Post-OP. (Some are Shower Proof)

Non-Adherent:
Designed to not sKck to the wound. The dressings are coated in silicone, a lipido-colloid contact layer or petroleum
emulsion which can be leB in place for several days.

Aliginate:
These dressing absorb exudate and form a gel like covering over the wound. Some dressings maintain there integrity
whilst others disintegrate. They can be used to ll a cavity but must be covered by a secondary dressing.

Hydrober:
A white brous dressing made of sodium carboxymethylcellulose which is applied dry. Its used in moderate to heavily
exuding wounds and is changed when fully saturated. Dressings may sKck to the wound and shouldn'tt be overlapped
onto the surrounding skin