17.1.1 Low adherence dressings

Low adherence dressings are used as interface layers under secondary absorbent dressings. Placed directly on the wound bed, non-absorbent, low adherence dressings are suitable for clean, granulating, lightly exuding wounds without necrosis, and protect the wound bed from direct contact with secondary dressings. Care must be taken to avoid granulation tissue growing into the weave of these dressings.

Knitted polyester primary dressing

Atrauman®
  • 5 x 5cm (£0.34), 7.5 x 10cm (£0.35), 10 x 20cm (£0.80), 20 x 30cm (£2.19)

Notes

  1. Non-medicated, polyester mesh dressing impregnated with neutral triglycerides
  2. For use on superficial / small crater type wounds for easy removal of dressing
  3. May help to reduce pain on dressing change
  4. Change frequency / wear time = up to 7 days

Knitted viscose primary dressing

N-A Ultra®
  • 9.5 x 9.5cm (£0.33), 19 x 9.5cm (£0.63)

Notes

  1. Silicone coated, knitted viscose dressing
  2. Primary wound contact layer – low adherence
  3. Non-absorbent – a secondary dressing will be required
  4. Change frequency / wear time = depends on exudate / strike through
Last updated: 30-01-2020

 

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