South Staffordshire Joint FormularyCannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
Advazorb Silfix and Advazorb Silfix Lite (An absorbent, breathable, adherent silicone hydrophilic foam dressing with film backing.)
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)
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 Silfix Lite) to heavily exuding wounds (Advazorb Silfix) such as presure ulcers, skin tears, leg ulcers and abrasions, can be used as a secondary dressing. For use in patients with fragile skin
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.