Allevyn Adhesive Foam Dressing

Allevyn Adhesive Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
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Allevyn Adhesive Foam Dressing is specifically used to manage chronic or acute exuding wounds. With its unique triple layer formation, Allevyn Adhesive has been designed to achieve the combination of high absorbency, conformability, secure self-adhesion, and waterproof and bacteria-proof performance to ensure optimal fluid handling to support moist wound healing. Allevyn Foam Wound Dressing is a non-sensitizing adhesive that keeps the dressing securely in place without adhering to the wound. The highly breathable top film helps minimize the risk of maceration to the wound and periwound.

Allevyn Foam Wound Dressing Benefits

  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Unique triple action technology
  • Conforms to body contours
  • Minimize the risk of maceration

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Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
66020043 3" x 3" with 2" x 2" Pad Each $0.10
$5.25
$3.29
66020043 3" x 3" with 2" x 2" Pad 10/Pack $0.85
$39.65
$28.29
66020043 3" x 3" with 2" x 2" Pad 10/Pack, 4Pk/Case $3.34
$144.95
$111.49
66020044 5" x 5" with 4" x 4" Pad Each $0.14
$7.65
$4.79
66020044 5" x 5" with 4" x 4" Pad 10/Pack $1.34
$62.45
$44.59
66020044 5" x 5" with 4" x 4" Pad 10/Pack, 4Pk/Case $5.32
$230.45
$177.29
66020045 7" x 7" with 6" x 6" Pad Each $0.69
$32.19
$22.99
66020045 7" x 7" with 6" x 6" Pad 10/Pack $6.84
$296.39
$227.99
66020045 7" x 7" with 6" x 6" Pad 10/Pack, 4Pk/Case $27.00
$1079.99
$899.99
66000046 9" x 9" with 8" x 8" Pad 10/Pack $13.44
$582.39
$447.99

Features of Allevyn Adhesive Foam Dressing

  • Low allergy adhesive helps keep the dressing securely in place without adhering to the wound
  • Highly breathable top film minimizes the risk of maceration to the wound and peri-wound
  • Provides an effective barrier function to exogenous bacteria as well as helps prevent fluid and bacterial strike-through
  • Contains latex
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Conforms to body contours and is very comfortable for patients
  • Can be cut to fit awkward areas such as elbows and heels

When to use Allevyn Wound Dressing?

  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Shallow, granulating wounds
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second-degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Fungating wounds

Allevyn Dressing Technology

Allevyn Adhesive consists of a highly absorbent hydrocellular foam pad held between an adhesive perforated wound contact layer and a highly permeable outer top film.

  1. Breathable Top Film: Outer polyurethane top film switches to become more breathable in the presence of exudate. It also helps to prevent strike-through and provides an effective barrier to bacteria and minimizes the risk of cross-contamination.

    Allevyn Classic Adhesive Foam Dressing

  2. Highly Absorbent Foam Core: Hydrocellular foam core is highly absorbent, providing absorption capacity for up to 7 days
  3. Non-Adherent Wound Contact Layer: Wound contact layer has a low allergy based adhesive, which adheres well to the intact skin, will not stick to the wound and has a proven low risk of skin irritation


The unique triple layer technology effectively manages exudate and ensures that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing. It does this by:

  1. Transpiring enough fluid to keep the dressing conformable and comfortable
  2. Retaining enough fluid to keep a healthily moist wound environment
  3. Absorbing enough fluid to remove unwanted exudate and cellular debris

What to buy with Allevyn Adhesive Dressing


How to apply Allevyn Dressing?

  • Cleanse the wound in accordance with local clinical protocols.
  • Select the appropriate allevyn dressing size.
  • Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure a close approximation to the wound.
  • Remove the protector material from the dressing and anchor the adhesive side of the dressing to the skin.
  • Smooth the dressing over the wound, removing the remaining protector material and ensuring that the dressing adheres all around the wound.
  • Allevyn Dressing can be cut using an aseptic technique. Ensure any exposed foam areas are covered with an appropriate film dressing, not covering the entire dressing.

When to change Allevyn Wound Dressing?

Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 1.5cm of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

Allevyn Adhesive Dressing Change Frequency

No need to change

Allevyn Foam Adhesive Dressing Change Frequency

No need to change

Allevyn Adhesive Wound Dressing Change Frequency

Exudate within 1.5cm of the edge of the pad requires changing

 


Note: If dressings are applied to the sacral area, they may be left in place for up to 5 days, however, due to the increased potential for contamination and infection in this area, increased monitoring of dressing adherence may be required as per local clinical protocols. The decision of when to change should be dependent upon clinical assessment and local protocols should also be taken into consideration.

How to remove Allevyn Adhesive Foam Bandage?

To remove Allevyn Gentle Border, lift one corner of the dressing and slowly peel back until completely removed from the wound.

Precautions:

  • Do not use dressings with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (eg. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing. If reddening or sensitization occurs, discontinue use.
  • During the early stages of wound management, the dressing should be inspected frequently. Where the product is used on infected wounds, the infection should be inspected and treated as per local clinical protocol.
  • Foam Dressings can be left in place for up to 7 days, depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin or until exudate is visible and approaches to within 3 1/16 of an inch (0.5cm) of the edge of the dressing pad, whichever is sooner.

Smith and Nephew Allevyn Foam Adhesive Wound Dressing User Guide

Allevyn Foam Dressing FAQ

How often should you change a foam dressing?

Replace the dressing every 3 to 7 days or as needed. Add an extra wound dressing to secure non-adhesive foam. You can stretch the adhesive border laterally to make dressing removal easier.

What are Foam Dressings made of?

Foam dressings came around approximately 25 years ago. They are made of polyurethane and provide a soft, absorbent dressing for granulating wounds of varying aetiologies and sizes.

What's a foam dressing?

Foam dressings are very adaptable and supply a cushioning effect, making them suitable for bony prominences or areas of increased friction. It would help if you used foam dressing because they help keep the wound moist and handle moderate-to-heavy exudate.

Do wounds heal faster, covered or uncovered?

According to a few studies, blood vessels repair quicker when wounds are wet and covered, and the number of cells that produce inflammation decreases faster than when wounds are left open. An injury should be kept wet and covered for at least five days.

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