Allevyn Adhesive Sacral Dressing is designed to provide a superior fit on the sacral area to provide enhanced pressure sore management combined with the proven benefits of Allevyn dressing.
Allevyn Sacral features construction and quality to provide the user a superior healing environment. It is made using low allergy adhesive which is designed to adhere well to intact skin, but not to woiunds. The adhesive has a proven low risk of skin irritation.
It is highly absorbent and features:
-Tapered construction with micro-thin edges
-Perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing
-Hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure
-Breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing
-Waterproof outer film layer
The result is the formation of a wound environment which allows wound closure to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes.
It creates and maintain a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface. The profiled cross-section and narrowing to micro-thin edges ensures the dressing remains in place and prevents accidental removal by friction between the dressing and clothes and bedding.
Allevyn Sacral is anatomically shaped to conform to the sacral area molding into the anal cleft, providing secure management of pressure sores and reduced risk of leakage.
The outer polyurethanee layer of Allevyn Adhesive prevents strike-through of excess exudate from the dressing and minimizes the chances of cross-contamination and wound infection, therefor enhancing patient comfort and reducing healthcare costs. It also allows the amount of fluid in the dressing to be monitored.
Allevyn Sacrum dressings are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort and protection.
-Exuding granulating wounds - for example pressure sores.
-It can be used in conjunction with INTRASITE Gel - Hydrogel Wound Dressing for necrotic or sloughy wounds.
Do not use any Allevyn product with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Eusol) or hydrogen peroxide.
In common with all adhesive products, some cases of minor irritation and/or maceration of the skin surrounding the wound have been reported. It should be noted that inappropriate use or too frequent dressing changes, particularly in patients with fragile skin, can result in skin stripping.
If reddening or sensitization occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
Allevyn Sacral Instructions for Use:
1. Peel back the protector papers and anchor the dressing over the wound. Smooth the dressing into place, ensuring that the edges of the dressing are not wrinkled.
2. When positioning Allevyn Adhesive Sacrum dressing, place the narrow end of the dressing a minimum of 3/4" above the anal sphincter, then smooth the dressing over the sacral area.
3. During the early stages of wound management, Allevyn Adhesive Sacrum 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 strikethrough 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 are designed to be left in place for up to 5 days.
4. To remove, lift one corner of the dressing and stretch it gently away from the wound. Remove Adhesive Remover Wipes may be sued to aid atraumatic removal of adhesive dressings.
Smith & Nephew Part Number: 66000700, 66000451