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 Formulary Chapter 19: Wound Care Formulary - Full Chapter
19.11  Expand sub section  Absorbent Foam Dressings
Advazorb and Advasorb Lite
(An absorbent, breathable non-adherent hysophilic foam dressing with film backing.)
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Sizes
7.5cm x 7.5cm (10)
10cm x 10cm (10)
10cm x 20cm (10)
12.5cm x 12.5cm (10)
15cm x 15cm (10)
20cm x 20cm (10)

An absorbent, breathable, non-adherent hydrophillic foam dressing with film backing. The film backing helps prevent wound exudate strikethrough and acts as a barrier to outside contamination.

Mode of Action - The foam absorbs exudate and allows evaporation through the backing of the dressing.

Indications - Low (Advazorb Lite) to heavily exuding wounds (Advazorb) such as pressure ulcers, skin tears, leg ulcers and abrasions, can be used as a secondary dressing.

Method of Use - Primary or secondary layer. Dressing should overlap the wound by 2 to 3 cm.

Frequency of Use - Dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days. Highly exuding wounds need changing when strikethrough appears and the exudate spreads to the edge of the dressing.

Contra-Indications - Arterial bleeds, heavily bleeding wounds and vascular fungating wounds. 
   
Biatain Adhesive
(Absorbent foam dressing, vapour permeable film backing)
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12.5cm x 12.5cm (10)

Absorbent foam dressing, vapour permeable film backing.

Mode of Action - The foam absorbs exudate and allows evaporation through the backing of the dressing.

Indications - Can be used under compression. Can be used on leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, donor sites and postoperative wounds. Low to moderately exuding wounds.

Contra-Indications - Do not use with hydrogen peroxide. Biatain soft is a skin friendly adherent dressing. Biatain silicone for use in patients with fragile skin. 
   
Biatain Adhesive - Sacral
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23cm x 23cm (5)

 
   
Biatain Non-Adhesive
(Absorbent foam dressing, vapour permeable film backing)
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5cm x 7cm (10)
10cm x 10cm (10)
10cm x 20cm (5)
15cm x 15cm (5)

Mode of Actions - The foam absorbs exudate and allows evaporation thrugh the backing of the dressing.

Indications - Can be used under compression. Can be used on leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, donor sites and postoperative wounds. Low to moderately exuding wounds.

Contra-Indications - Do not use with hydrogen peroxide. 
   
Biatain Soft Hold Dressing
(A non adhesive dressing with a skin friendly adherent contact layer)
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Sizes
5cm x 7cm (5)
10cm x 10cm (5)

 
   
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Allevyn Adhesive (Rectangle) (Pad 10 x 20)

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Allevyn Adhesive (Rectangle) 12.5 x 22.5

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Allevyn Adhesive Square (Pad 10 x 10)

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Allevyn Adhesive Square (Pad 15 x 15)

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Allevyn Adhesive Square (Pad 7.5 x 7.5)

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Allevyn Adhesive Square 10 x 10

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Allevyn Adhesive Square 12.5 x 12.5

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Allevyn Adhesive Square 17.5 x 17.5

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Allevyn Adhesive Square 7.5 x 7.5

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Non-Adhesive 10 x 20

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