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GENTLE WHEN YOU NEED IT MORE.

ACTIVHEAL® SILICONE FOAM

STRONG WHEN YOU
NEED IT GENTLE WHEN
YOU NEED IT MORE.

ACTIVHEAL®
SILICONE FOAM

ACTIVHEAL® SILICONE FOAM DRESSINGS HAVE A GENTLE BUT SECURE ADHESION WITH MINIMAL EPIDERMAL STRIPPING OR PAIN ON REMOVAL.

FEATURES // Highly conformable // Excellent Absorption of exudate // Can remain in situ for up to 7 days // Minimises epidermal stripping // Promotes healing through a moist wound environment // Reduces pain at dressing changes // Protects the periwound // For moderate to heavily exuding wounds // 

ActivHeal® Silicone Foam Border and Non-Border dressings are constructed from a low friction waterproof polyurethane film, with a highly absorbing polyurethane central pad and a silicone adhesive wound contact layer.

ActivHeal® Silicone Border and Non-Border Foam dressings are for use when adherence to the wound is a potential problem due to fragile skin. The perforated silicone coated wound contact layer prevents the dressing from sticking to the wound and reduces pain during dressing changes. The perforations allow the uptake of exudate and prevents excess fluid causing maceration to healthy skin. ActivHeal® Silicone Border and Non-Border Foam dressings maintain a moist wound environment and aids the wound healing process.

PERFORMANCE

Total Fluid Handling Performance1

Be confident this foam can handle patient exudate.

Peel adhesion over 7 days2

Secure but pain free removal.

PRODUCT RANGE

  • EVERYDAY: Silicone Foam Border & Silicone Foam Non-Border
  • SPECIALIST: Silicone Sacral

INDICATIONS

ActivHeal® Silicone Border and Non-Border Foam dressings are indicated for use on moderate to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds. The dressings may be used throughout the healing process on:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous and arterial leg ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Superficial and partial thickness burns
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Use as a secondary dressing on cavity wounds

Wound Types

Moderate > Heavy Exudate

CASE STUDY

Patient X, a 72 year old female presented with pressure damage following the removal of a full leg cast to the right leg having fractured the right patella. She had a history of Diabetes, Hypothyroidism and Cirrhosis and the patient was also very immobile. Following a full wound assessment from the TVN, the wound was categorised as having a full thickness tissue loss and had granulating tissue with areas of slough. A category 3 pressure ulcer was diagnosed.

1. The levels of exudate were high. The surrounding skin had areas of erythema, but no maceration or excoriation. ActivHeal® Silicone Non border dressings were applied to assist in the management of exudate, prevent adherence and trauma at dressing changes along with providing a moist wound environment to aid wound healing. A honey dressing was applied underneath the foam and a bandage was used to secure the dressings.

2. At the 2nd dressing change the wound was showing signs of improvement with a reduction in erythema. There were no signs of maceration or excoriation indicating that the exudate was being managed well by the dressings. The dressing regime continued.

3. The wound continued to progress and reduce in size, with areas of new epithelial tissue. There continued to be no signs of maceration or excoriation to the surrounding skin demonstrating that exudate was continually managed. The ActivHeal® Silicone Foam Non-Border was easy to remove and was atraumatic for the patient.

SIZES & CODES

ActivHeal® Silicone Foam is available through a variety of channels.

ActivHeal® SILICONE FOAM BORDERSILICONE FOAM NON-BORDER
SIZE (CM)QTYPRODUCT CODEDT PIP CODENHS SUPPLY CHAINPRODUCT CODEDT PIP CODENHS SUPPLY CHAIN
5x510N/AN/AN/A9001548402-5383ELA847
7.5x7.5109001470402-5318ELA8439001555402-5391ELA834
10x10109001487402-5326ELA8389001562402-5417ELA844
12.5x12.5109001494402-5334ELA840N/AN/AN/A
10x20109001500402-5342ELA8399001579402-5441ELA833
15x15109001517402-5359ELA8419001449402-5425ELA845
20x20109001524402-5367ELA8429001586402-5433ELA846
Sacral109001531402-5375ELA848N/AN/AN/A

References
1. LD065-14
2. P3139R
Allevyn Gentle is a registered trademark of Smith & Nephew.

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ACTIVHEAL® SILICONE WOUND CONTACT LAYER

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NEED IT GENTLE WHEN
YOU NEED IT MORE.

ACTIVHEAL®
SILICONE WOUND CONTACT LAYER

ACTIVHEAL® SILICONE WOUND CONTACT LAYER REDUCES THE DRESSING FROM STICKING TO THE WOUND AND MINIMISES PAIN DURING DRESSING CHANGES.

FEATURES // HIGHLY CONFORMABLE // ALLOWS PASSAGE OF EXUDATE // CAN REMAIN IN SITU FOR UP 14 DAYS // PROMOTES HEALING THROUGH A MOIST WOUND ENVIRONMENT // PROTECTIVE LAYER ON NON EXUDING WOUNDS SUCH AS BLISTERS AND FRAGILE SKIN TEARS // MINIMISES EPIDERMAL STRIPPING // REDUCES PAIN AT DRESSING CHANGES // PROTECTS THE PERIWOUND //

ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer dressing is a sterile wound dressing consisting of a knitted polyester fabric coated with silicone adhesive on both sides.

ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer dressing is a primary dressing for use when adherence to the wound is a potential problem. The dressing allows exudate to pass into an absorbent secondary dressing. The silicone creates a layer between the dressing and the skin surface which allows the dressing to be removed without causing trauma, pain, or damaging the delicate new tissue at the wound margin. On the skin, the dressing will provide secure adhesion with minimal epidermal stripping or pain on removal. With wound management being increasingly outcome driven, pain is a major issue for patients with wounds of different aetiologies, as many patients experience transient wound related pain when the wound dressing is applied and/or removed. Silicone wound contact layer dressings are often used to increase comfort for the patient, have minimal or non adhesive to the wound and surrounding tissues, low trauma and pain on removal and flexibility1.

PERFORMANCE

ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer is a primary dressing. A secondary absorbent dressing is required if exudate is present. In comparison with similar contact layers the ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer is shown to be more extensible, therefore making it more conformable and subsequently easier to apply to difficult areas to dress.

Conformability (kgfcm-1)2 1

 NA® Ultra
█ Mepitel®
 ActivHeal® SWCL

PRODUCT RANGE

  • EVERYDAY: Silicone Wound Contact Layer Sheet

INDICATIONS

ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer dressing is indicated for use on nil to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds (with appropriate secondary dressing). The dressing may be used throughout the healing process on the following wounds:

  • Skin tears
  • Partial thickness skin grafts
  • Surgical incisions
  • Partial thickness burns
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers

Wound Types

Moderate > Heavy Exudate

CASE STUDY

A male patient of 90 years with a history of COPD who was admitted following a fall fracturing neck of femur. On admission he also had a Skin Tear to his right arm.

A full wound assessment was undertaken and a category 3 (Star Classification System) 4 Skin Tear was diagnosed. The wound has areas of slough and had a blue/green exudate typical of Pseudomonas. The wound was swabbed. The Skin Tear was dressed with ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer. Other dressings used were an iodine based product to assist in reducing the wound bioburden, a dressing pad and a light bandage. The plan was to change the dressing pad and bandage after 3 days, review and reassess.

SIZES & CODES

ActivHeal® Silicone Wound Contact Layer is available through a variety of channels including the Drug Tariff.

ActivHeal®Silicone Wound Contact Layer
SIZE (CM)QTYPRODUCT CODEDT PIP CODENHS SUPPLY CHAIN
5x7.51010012637399-7459ELA849
10x101010012638399-7442ELA835
15x151010012639399-7475ELA837
10x201010012640399-7467ELA836

References
1. Barrett,S.(2012) BJN 21 (21):1271-7.
2. Chart reference AMS data on file P2772
3. Hampton, S. (2010) BJN 19 (6) S30-3.
4. Carville,K. Lewin,G. Newall, N. Haslehurst, P. Michael, R. Santmaria, N. Roberts,P. (2007) STAR: A Consensus for Skin Classification. Primary Intention. 15(1) 18-28.
Mepitel® is a trademark of Molnlycke, NA Ultra is a trademark of Acelity®
.

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