Smith & Nephew Allevyn Compression Dressing
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 vapour and is bacteria proof. 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
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.
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 bacteria proof.
- 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.