ALLEVYN Heel Dressing was designed for a a superior anatomical and comfortable fit to enhance management of wounds on the heel. This product is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are ulcers, pressure sores, surgical incisions, surgical excisions, and burns (1st and 2nd degree). The creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound. ALLEYVN Heel also provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.
ALLEVYN Heel Dressing Benefits:
Highly Absorbent: The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing. The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure and the breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing. The result is the formation of a wound environment which allows healing to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes. ALLEVYN dressing can stay in place for up to seven days.
Moist Wound Environment: The ALLEVYN Heel creates and maintains a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface by helping prevent eschar formation.
Designed to Fit the Heel: This dressing is designed to gently fit around the back of the foot allowing the wound to be dressed which creates a moist wound healing environment.
Cushioned Comfort: ALLEVYN Heel dressing are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort.
Clean Wound Healing: This heel dressing absorbs and retains exudate, bacteria and cellular debris, and provides a clean, mess free dressing change.
ALLEVYN Heel Dressing Features:
One piece shaped construction.
Unique trilaminate construction.
Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer.
Waterproof outer film layer.
Size: 9" x 9".
Contains 5 ALLEVYN Heel Dressing, 9" x 9".
Do not use ALLEVYN dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g> Dakins) or hydrogen peroxide solutions, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing. Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of ALLEVYN dressings. In some cases this relates to the irritation of fragile skin. In others, wound exudate remaining in contact with peri-wound skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported. If reddening or sensitisation occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. ALLEVYN Heel is not indicated for use on third degree burns.
Directions for Use:
Step 1: Apply the white, patterned surface to the heel.
Step 2: Secure with a light bandage.
Step 3: During the early stages of treatment, ALLEVYN Heel dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings an be left in place undisturbed until exudate is visible and approaches the edge of the dressing. The film backing prevents fluid strike-through and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination of the wound. The frequency of dressings change is affected by the nature and condition of the wound. ALLEVYN dressings can be left in place until exudate approaches the edge of the dressing. Take into consideration local clinical protocols.