ALLEVYN◊ Compression dressings contain a highly absorbent material embedded in a self-adherent polyurethane matrix. The dressing is covered with a waterproof polyurethane film which is permeable to oxygen and water vapor and is bacteriaproof. ALLEVYN◊ Compression dressings employ all the proven benefits of a moist wound environment without any breakdown of the dressing caused by contact with exudate.
- Non-adherent to wound surface
- Maintains absorption under compression
- Promotes and maintains moist wound environment
- Easy to use
ALLEVYN◊ Compression dressings are slightly adherent. They adhere well to dry, intact skin, but will not adhere to the wound surface. The dressing shows a slight adherence to dry skin, which will hold the dressing in place while the compression bandage is applied. The adhesion is so slight that sensitive skin is not damaged.Highly-absorbent
ALLEVYN◊ Compression has a high absorption capacity and an ability to lock in exudates. This capacity results from the structure of highly absorbent material embedded in a polyurethane matrix.Maintains absorption under compression
ALLEVYN◊ Compression is ideal for use in compression therapy as the polyurethane structure locks in and hold up to 99% of the exudates to help reduce the risk of maceration.Promotes and maintains moist wound environment
The outer layer used on ALLEVYN◊ Compression is a breathable film layer. This allows the formation and maintenance of a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface, preventing eschar formation. The film is also waterproof and bacteriaproof.
Easy to use
ALLEVYN◊ Compression dressings absorb exudates and ensure minimal mess at dressing changes. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the caregiver and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum. The progression of exudates is visible through the opaque dressing.
- ALLEVYN◊ Compression can be used for the treatment and management of moderately to highly exuding wounds surrounded by sensitive skin such as ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic), pressure sores and burns %2