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Smith and Nephew Allevyn Adhesive Foam Wound Dressing Overview
Features and Benefits
- Manages Exuding Wounds
- Triple-Layer Design Maintains Optimal Moisture
- Breathable Top Layer Prevents Maceration
- Protects Wounds from Bacteria
- Customizable to Hard-to-Dress Areas
- Sacral Size Features Anatomically-Shaped Dressing
- Dressings Can be Cut for Additional Size Options
- Reduces Pain While Removing Dressing
- Comfortable Contour Design
- Easy to Apply
What are the Uses of this Adhesive Dressing
Allevyn Classic Adhesive Foam Dressings have a variety of uses, including these types of wounds:
- Chronic Exudative
- First and Second Degree Burns
- Donor Sites
- Pressure Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
How to use Allevyn Adhesive
- Choose the best size
- Trim Excess Hair
- Cleans the wound and surrounding area
- Remove excess moisture
- Separate protector film
- Place the adhesive side on the skin
- Remove the second protector film
- Smooth out any creases on wound dressing
Frequency of Change
Dressings can stay on for up to seven days. However, the wound and surrounding area should be monitored closely. Allevyn Adhesive Sacrum Dressings can be left for up to five days. Dressings should be changed earlier if exudate becomes visible.
Slowly lift one corner of the dressing and peel back. For sacral dressings, begin at the top part of the dressing down toward the anus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Allevyn dressings be worn in the shower?
Yes. Allevyn Adhesive Dressings are waterproof.
Are these dressings latex-free?
Yes. Allevyn Dressings are latex-free for a more comfortable experience for people with sensitive skin.
What is sacral dressing?
They are specially shaped to fit the tailbone area.
- Discontinue if reddening appears on the skin.
- Refrain from using these dressings with oxidizing agents.
- Avoid frequent changes, as that can damage the skin.
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- Manufacturer: Allevyn
- Product Number(s): 66000046, 66000451, 66020043, 66020044, 66020045
- Application: Wound Dressing
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