17.2.5 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.

Aquacel Foam should be considered as a first line option when a hydrofiber and a foam dressing in combination is required, please see section 17.2.4 Hydrocolloid dressings

Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing with Adhesive Border

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. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days

Soft Silicone Dressing with Adhesive Border

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

Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing without Adhesive Border

For lightly to moderately exuding 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. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days
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. Change frequency/ wear time = every 4-7 days
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. Fenestrated foam is for use on catheter/PEG sites
  2. For moderate exudating wounds
  3. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days
PolyMem® Max
  • 11cm x 11cm (£2.97), 20cm x 20cm (£11.68)

Notes

  1. For medium to high exudating wounds
  2. Change frequency/ wear time = up to 7 days
Last updated: 26-11-2020

 

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