KERRAFOAM Gentle Border silicone dressing
KERRAFOAM™ Gentle Border is a sterile, super-absorbent foam dressing. KERRAMFOAM Gentle Border absorbs and retains exudate (locks in), maintains a moist wound environment and helps reduce the risk of skin maceration.
The absorption capacity of KERRAFOAM Gentle Border allows fewer dressing changes, making it cost-effective as well as causing fewer disturbances to the wound. Fewer dressing changes and the soft silicone adhesive ensure less pain at dressing change for the patient.
The dressing is secured to the wound through the soft silicone adhesive, a secondary dressing is not required. This layer adheres to dry areas of the skin but not moist areas such as the open wound. The dressing is very conformable and adheres to awkward areas of the body comfortably. The adhesive reduces leakage and helps stop exudate spreading to healthy skin. The top polyurethane layer also assists in creating a moist environment essential for wound healing to occur.
For single use only. Latex free.
Suitable for use on moderate to heavily exuding wounds such as:
• Leg ulcers
• Pressure ulcers
• Diabetic foot ulcers
Also suitable for other similar wounds producing moderate to high levels of exudate.
The dressing will also absorb exudate under compression.
Known allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the components of KERRAFOAM Gentle Border:
• Sodium polyacrylate
• Polyethylene terephthalate
• Vinyl acetate
KERRAFOAM Gentle Border should not be used on:
• Eyes, mucous membranes or tendons, due to the risk of dehydration
• Any cavity or sinuses, as the dressing will swell on absorption
• Dry wounds, as the absorption capacity may cause sticking to the wound or cause the wound to dry out and become painful
KERRAFOAM Gentle Border is not a haemostat and should not be used on heavily bleeding wounds.
Using KERRAFOAM Gentle Border
1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures. The peri-wound skin should be clean and dry to assist adhesion.
2. Select an appropriate dressing size, so the wound dressing pad overlaps the wound margin by approximately 2cm.
3. Start to remove one half of the release liner on the adhesive covering and apply the dressing to the wound.
4. To assist adhesion, gently press the adhesive to the skin.
5. Smooth the dressing over the wound to facilitate a good contact between the pad and the wound, and remove the remaining release liner.
6. To remove, lift one corner, gently stretch the top polyurethane layer and lift off the dressing.
As wounds heal they can initially look larger as necrotic material is removed by the dressing, this is normal.
Frequency of Change
Check the dressing at regular intervals and change according to the clinical condition of the wound, when saturated or if the film has lifted/peeled off. If the condition of the wound deteriorates, discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional.
KERRAFOAM Gentle Border can be left in place for several days. However, this depends upon the condition of the wound and the skin in the peri-wound area.
Older-generation foam dressings may claim superior fluid handling by virtue of MVTR rates, but in a clinical situation with changes in humidity under bandages and temperature, MVTR rates can reduce, increasing the risk of maceration.
KERRAFOAM’s Intelligent Fluid Management, with its absorbent core and foam pad, locks in the exudate, reducing maceration and keeping harmful bacteria and MMPs away from the wound.
Helping to heal
KERRAFOAM Gentle Border is able to retain more than twice the amount of fluid of the three leading foam brands, instantly locking harmful excess exudate away to prevent maceration and wound edge breakdown.
Value for money
With a higher absorption and retention capacity, KERRAFOAM Gentle Border means fewer dressing changes and fewer disturbances to the wounds, making it extremely cost-effective.
Being secured to the wound through the soft silicone adhesive contact layer, with no need for a secondary dressing, reduces costs even further.