TIME TO THINK POSITIVELY ABOUT INFECTED WOUNDS. PHMB KILLS AND INHIBITS THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA.

ACTIVHEAL® PHMB FOAM

TIME TO THINK POSITIVELY ABOUT INFECTED WOUNDS. PHMB KILLS AND INHIBITS THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA.

ACTIVHEAL®
PHMB FOAM

ACTIVHEAL® PHMB FOAM CONTAINS AN ANTIMICROBIAL WHICH KILLS & INHIBITS THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA.

FEATURES
  • EXCELLENT ABSORPTION OF EXUDATE
  • PROMOTES HEALING THROUGH A MOIST WOUND ENVIRONMENT
  • REDUCES THE RISK OF MACERATION
  • SUSTAINED ANTIMICROBIAL RELEASE AND EFFECTIVENESS
    FOR UP TO 7 DAYS
  • BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION ON MRSA, VRE, PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA, CANDIDA ALBICANS
  • HELPS PREVENT RECOLONISATION
  • CONFORMABLE
  • WATERPROOF AND BACTERIAL BARRIER

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam dressings are sterile antimicrobial wound dressings, consisting of a hydrophilic polyurethane foam that is designed to absorb exudate. This is laminated to a pink, low friction, waterproof polyurethane film, which provides a bacterial barrier to the wound.

The wound contact layer side of the dressing has a clear perforated film, which protects the wound bed from adhering to the dressing by preventing the formation of granulation tissue into the pores of the foam, thus reducing trauma on dressing removal. The perforations in the wound contact layer allow the uptake of exudate and prevent excess fluid causing maceration to healthy skin.

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam dressings contain the antimicrobial substance polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide), which kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria. The PHMB is released in the presence of wound exudate and is an effective antimicrobial agent against a broad spectrum of microorganisms (gram+, gram- and yeast) that are frequently associated with the bacterial colonisation and infection of wounds.

The PHMB activity is effective for up to seven days, based on in-vitro testing.

PRODUCT RANGE

  • EVERYDAY: PHMB Foam Adhesive & PHMB Foam Non-Adhesive
  • SPECIALIST: PHMB Foam Sacral

ACTIVHEAL® PHMB HOW IT WORKS VIDEO

PERFORMANCE

Log Reduction2

7x faster log reduction against
P-aeruginosa and S.aureus.

 ActivHeal® PHMB Foam
 Allevyn Ag

Challenge Organism3

Total eradication of challenged organisms within 24 hours.

Total Fluid Handling Performance1

Be confident this foam can
handle patient exudate.

 ActivHeal® PHMB Foam
 Allevyn Ag

INDICATIONS

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam dressings are indicated for moderate to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds that are infected or are at risk of infection. The dressings may be used during the healing process on:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Leg and foot ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Surgical wounds

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam is suitable for use under compression bandaging.

WOUND TYPES

Moderate > Heavy Exudate

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam dressings are not indicated for use on the following:

  • Dry or lightly exuding wounds
  • Surgical implantation
  • Individuals with a known sensitivity to polyurethane films, foams, acrylic adhesive or PHMB

CASE STUDY

A 54 year old male with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes presented with a right foot plantar superficial neuropathic ulceration. Initially, the ulcer measured 23mm x 20mm and a confirmed surface area of 4.6cm.2

There was 10% slough and 90% granulation to base, macerated callus to margins extending to 1st and 2nd toe cleft and moderate exudate levels. The foot showed signs of infection including heat, erythema and the patient had a raised temperature.

ActivHeal® PHMB Foam (with Systemic antibiotics) was selected to assist in reducing wound bioburden and reducing the signs and symptoms of infection in order to reduce and manage exudate levels.

Week 1
Significant progress was noted. The area of the ulcer was now 3.6cm2, a 21.8% reduction when compared to the previous assessment with no maceration. No clinical signs of infection were noted and further antibiotics were not clinically indicated.  The patient reported that the dressing was comfortable, easy to apply, easy to remove and did not cause trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Week 5
Following multiple treatments, the wound showed considerable improvement. The area of the ulcer measured 1.7cm2, a 53% reduction in size since the first application. The interdigital area had dried out and was intact. The dressing was able to provide effective exudate handling, whilst maintaining a moist wound environment and delivering antimicrobial efficacy.

ACTIVHEAL® PHMB FOAM FEATURED IN THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING

The study concluded that PHMB ActivHeal foam is a safe and efficacious option for reducing bacterial load and that PHMB is an effective anti-microbial agent. ActivHeal PHMB foam provides a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity and offers a viable alternative to silver, iodine and honey-based dressings (BJN June 2017).

SIZES & CODES

ActivHeal® PHMB is available through a variety of channels.

ActivHeal® PHMB FOAM ADHESIVEPHMB FOAM NON-ADHESIVE
SIZE (CM)QTYPRODUCT CODEDT PIP CODENHS SUPPLY CHAINPRODUCT CODEDT PIP CODENHS SUPPLY CHAIN
5x510N/AN/AN/A9001630404-2024ELA788
7.5x7.5109001289404-2099ELA8069021348404-2032404-2032
10x10109001296404-2081ELA8079021355404-2040ELA790
12.5x12.5109001302404-2107ELA808N/AN/AN/A
10x20109022710404-2115ELA8099021362404-2057ELA791
15x15109001319404-2123ELA8109021379404-2065ELA792
20x20109001326404-2131ELA8119021386404-2073ELA793
Sacral109021393404-2149ELA832N/AN/AN/A

References
AMS data on file – P2633R & P2999R.
1. AMS data on file LD017 &P2412.
2. AMS Data on File P2999R.
3. AMS Data on File P2999R. Allevyn Ag is a registered trademark of Smith and Nephew.

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