ALLEVYN Heel Hydrocellular Heel Foam Dressing has been designed for a superior anatomical and comfortable fit to enhance management of wounds on the heel. They measure 4-1/2” x 5-1/2” and are a one-piece shaped construction. They are non-adhesive. It features a highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer and a non-adherent wound contact layer.
It has Protective padding and a waterproof outer film layer. It is highly absorbent and In-vitro studies and clinical experience, both demonstrate that as healing progresses, ALLEVYN dressings can stay in place for up to seven days.
This highly absorbent capacity results from a combination of properties. The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing. The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure. The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing. The result is the formation of a wound environment, which allows healing to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes.
ALLEVYN Heel creates and maintains a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface, helping prevent eschar formation.
ALLEVYN Heel dressing is designed to gently fit around the back of the foot allowing the wound to be dressed creating a moist wound healing environment. They are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort. They provide clean wound healing
as they absorb and retain exudate, bacteria and cellular debris, providing clean, mess free dressing changes.
ALLEVYN Heel is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds. Some typical wounds are:
-Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
-Burns (1st and 2nd degree)
Creation and maintenance of a moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have been established as optimal environments for the management of the wound.
Provides physical separation between the wound and external environments to assist in preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.
Instructions for Use:
Apply the white, patterned surface to the heel.
Secure with a light bandage (e.g. HYPAFIX Non-Woven Adhesive Dressing Sheet or similar.
During the early stages of treatment, Allevyn Heel Dressing should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate is visible and approaches the edge of the dressing. The film backing prevents fluid strikethough and aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination of the wound.
The frequency of dressings change is affected by the nature and condition of the wound, Allevyn Dressings can be left in place undisturbed until exudate approaches the edge of the dressing, taking into consideration local clinical protocols.
Do not use ALLEVYN dressings with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Dakins) or hydrogen peroxide solutions, as these can break down the absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing. Reddening of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following the use of ALLEVYN dressings. In some cases this relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate remaining in contact with peri-wound skin for prolonged periods may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the dressing have also been reported. If reddening or sensitisation occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
ALLEVYN Heel is not indicated for use on third degree burns.
Smith & Nephew Part Number 66007630