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 Formulary Chapter 19: Wound Care Formulary - Full Chapter
19.12  Expand sub section  Silicone + Foam Dressings
Advazorb Silfix and Advazorb Silfix Lite
(An absorbent, breathable, adherent silicone hydrophilic foam dressing with film backing.)
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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.

Contra-Indications - Arterial bleeds, heavily bleeding wounds and vascular fungating wounds. 
   
Biatain Silicone
(For use in patients with fragile skin)
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7.5cm x 7.5cm (10)
10cm x 10cm (10)
12.5cm x 12.5cm (10)
15cm x 15cm (5)
17.5cm x 17.5cm (5) 
   
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Mepilex Border lite 10 x 10

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Mepilex lite 15 x 15

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