17.13.4 Foam Dressings

Shaped dressings, such as sacral or heel should not be ordered or prescribed.

The wound contact pad size will vary with each type of dressing.

Polyurethane foam film dressing with adhesive border

For lightly to moderately exuding wounds
ActivHeal® foam adhesive
  • 7.5cm x 7.5cm (£1.18), 10cm x 10cm (£1.63), 12.5cm x 12.5cm (£1.68), 15cm x 15cm (£2.15), 20cm x 20cm (£4.50)

Notes

  1. ActivHeal® is identified as first line for the first 24 hours prior to a full assessment.
  2. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 4-7 days
For moderately to heavily exuding wounds
Tegaderm® foam adhesive
  • 6.9cm x 7.6cm (£1.46), 10cm x 11cm (£2.39), 14.3cm x 15.6cm (£4.24), 14.3cm x 14.3cm (£3.54), 19cm x 22.5cm (£6.96), 13.9 x 13.9cm (£4.22)

Notes

  1. Oval dressings are suitable for heels, elbows, natal cleft and buttocks. Use in preference to shaped dressings
  2. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days

Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing without Adhesive Border

For moderately to heavily exuding wounds
ActivHeal® foam non-adhesive
  • 5cm x 5cm (£0.75), 10cm x 10cm (£1.13), 10cm x 20cm (£2.34), 20cm x 20cm (£3.92), 18cm x 12cm (heel) (£3.48)

Notes

  1. Basic foam dressing for first application in the community or when dressings are changed daily
  2. For light exudating wounds
  3. Also available as adhesive range
Tegaderm® foam
  • 8cm x 8cm (fenestrated) (£2.23), 10cm x 10cm (£2.19), 10cm x 20cm (£3.71), 20cm x 20cm (£5.92)

Notes

  1. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days
  2. Fenestrated Foam is for use on catheter/PEG sites
  3. For moderate exudating wounds
PolyMem®
  • 8cm x 8cm (£1.59), 10cm x 10cm (£2.47), 13cm x 13cm (£4.12), 17cm x 19cm (£6.08), 10cm x 61cm (roll) (£13.10), 20cm x 60cm (roll) (£30.90)

Notes

  1. For radiation, burns and fungating wounds
  2. A polyurethane foam sheet containing glycerol helps to prevent the dressing from drying out.
  3. Patients have reported a reduction in pain from the wound site with its use.
  4. For medium to high exudating wounds use Polymem® Max.
PolyMem® Max
  • 11cm x 11cm (£2.97), 20cm x 20cm (£11.68)

Soft silicone wound contact dressing

ActivHeal® silicone foam border dressings
  • 7.5cm x 7.5cm (£1.07), 10cm x 10cm (£1.62), 10cm x 20cm (£2.88), 12.5cm x 12.5cm (£2.32), 15cm x 15cm (£2.84), 20cm x 20cm (£4.91)

Notes

  1. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days
  2. Soft silicone foam
  3. Suitable for patients with very friable or delicate skin
  4. Can be used as a secondary dressing on cavity wounds

 

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