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Smith & Nephew Allevyn Life Advanced Wound Dressings are designed to care for and prevent exuding wounds including pressure ulcers. Allevyn Life Dressings redistribute pressure, minimize leakage and have a change indicator to avoid waste and unnecessary changing.
There are several different Allevyn Life sizes and shapes to ensure that you find the correct size and shape of dressing for your wound.
Allevyn Life Dressings come in three unique shapes: quadrilobe, heel and sacrum.
- Quadrilobe Wound Dressings provide a contoured, secure fit anywhere on the body.
- Heel Wound Dressings are specifically designed for the heel of the foot. The unique shape eliminates the need for a secondary tape or adhesive agent.
- Allevyn Life Sacrum Wound Dressings include an even more specially-designed shape for wounds and pressure ulcers in the sacral area, one of the most common areas to develop pressure ulcers. The tail on the dressing helps prevent tenting and other common problems found in the sacral area.
Allevyn Life High Performance Silicone Adhesive
Allevyn Life Foam Dressings have wide adhesive borders that secure them in place and allow them to be worn up to 7 days, depending on the wound and exudate level. The silicone adhesive reduces discomfort when taking the bandages off and makes it possible to remove and re-position the bandages without losing adhesion. They can even be worn in the shower and still maintain their long wear time rating.
Absorbent and Pressure-Reducing
These specialty Smith and Nephew Wound Dressings have multiple layers of varying materials that work together to lock in fluids and redistribute pressure better than traditional foam dressings. Allevyn Life has a hyperabsorbent pad in the middle of the dressings effectively holds wound exudate -- even while under pressure -- and reduces strike-through. Strike-through is the exudate that is visible on the outside of the dressing that can make patients feel unclean and self-conscious. The extra comfortable padding of Allevyn Life also distributes pressure better than older foam dressing designs.
Because of the improved pressure distribution and absorption properties, Allevyn Life dressings are highly rated to treat and prevent pressure ulcers. A hospital study using Allevyn Life wound dressings showed that 100 percent of patients were completely free of pressure sores within an average dressing wear time of just 4 days.
Allevyn Life Dressing Features and Benefits
- Shorter healing times
- Improved fluid management and pressure distribution
- Excellent pressure ulcer prevention
- Clean and discreet during wear
- Gentle on the skin
- Unique shape that contours to any part of the body
- Breathable and comfortable
- Can be re-positioned without losing adhesion
- Reduces strike-through (visible exudate)
- Can be worn in the shower
- Long wear time up to 7 days
Allevyn Life Dressing Specifications
- Item numbers: 66801304, 66801067, 66801068, 66801069, 66801070, 66801306, 66801307
- Quadrilobe and sacral shapes available
- Hydrocellular foam
- Hyperabsorbent padding
- High performance silicone adhesive
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