FLEXIGEL Hydrogel Sheet Dressing is a moist wound dressing that is made with a polyacrylaride matrix with embedded hydrophilic polysaccharide particles. It is used on moderately exuding wounds due to the ability to absorb up-to 5 times it own weight. It is moisture vapor permeable and has a cooling and soothing effect on first and second-degree burns and partial thickness wounds.
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Flexigel Hydrogel Sheet Dressings are transparent for easy monitoring. It is easy to apply and either side of dressing can be used.
Indications of FLEXIGEL Sheets:
-Indicated for exudate absorption and the management of partial to full thickness wounds.
-Some typical wounds are ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic), pressure sores, donor sites, surgical incisions, surgical excisions, and 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.
FLEXIGEL is not indicated for the management of third degree burns.
Specific Coverage Criteria:
Covered when used on full-thickness wounds with minimal or no exudate; not covered if used in combination with hydrogel wound fillers, covers or impregnated gauze.
Directions for Use:
1) Cleanse wound.
2) Apply a skin preparation to the periwound skin.
3) Apply Flexigel Sheet dressing (cut to fit wound if necessary).
4) Requires a secondary dressing. May use roll gauze of OPSITE film.
Note: a film dressing will decrease evaporation, holding more moisture over the wound bed. A gauze dressing allows for evaporation over wounds that are very moist.
5) Change q 3-5 days based on drainage.
Smith & Nephew Part Number: 59502101, 59522101