Silicone Wound Dressing

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Model Number: NH-14175
Brand: Niche Healthcare

 

Feature & Benefits:

  1. Adhesive Strength: The dressing should maintain adhesion under pressure, capable of withstanding 50g of weight per 16cm^2 without detachment.

  2. Moisture Transmission: Ensure the dressing allows for adequate water vapor transmission, exceeding 30g per (m^2 × 24h).

  3. Elasticity: The product should exhibit a minimum elongation at break of 200%, ensuring flexibility and conformity to body contours.

  4. pH Balance: Maintain a pH value within the range of 6.0 to 8.0, promoting compatibility with the wound environment.

  5. Heavy Metal Content: Ensure the heavy metal content does not exceed 10 μg/mL, safeguarding against potential toxicity.

Notice for Silicone Wound Dressing:

  1. Single Use: This product is intended for single-use only. Reuse is strictly prohibited. If the packaging is compromised, refrain from usage.

  2. Validity Period: Please utilize the dressing within its validity period. Prior to application, carefully review the provided instructions.

  3. Dressing Replacement: Change the dressing promptly if discoloration or deformation is observed on the backing, ensuring continued efficacy and wound care.

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Description

Silicone wound dressings offer several healthcare benefits in the NHS (National Health Service) and healthcare settings in general:

  1. Maintaining Moist Wound Environment: Silicone dressings are designed to maintain a moist wound environment, which is conducive to wound healing. This helps to prevent wound dehydration and promotes cell migration, proliferation, and granulation tissue formation.

  2. Minimal Trauma Upon Removal: Silicone dressings are gentle on the wound bed and surrounding skin. They adhere securely but can be removed with minimal trauma, reducing pain and discomfort for patients, particularly those with fragile or sensitive skin.

  3. Reduced Risk of Maceration and Infection: The ability of silicone dressings to maintain a moist environment without causing excessive moisture buildup helps reduce the risk of maceration (softening and breakdown of skin) and infection. This is particularly important for wounds at risk of infection or in areas prone to moisture accumulation.

  4. Non-Adherent Properties: Silicone dressings are non-adherent, meaning they do not stick to the wound bed. This reduces the likelihood of disrupting the wound bed and causing trauma during dressing changes, leading to improved patient comfort and better wound healing outcomes.

  5. Transparency for Wound Assessment: Some silicone dressings are transparent, allowing healthcare providers to monitor the wound without removing the dressing. This facilitates regular wound assessment, reduces the frequency of dressing changes, and minimizes disturbance to the healing process.

  6. Conformability and Flexibility: Silicone dressings are often highly conformable and flexible, conforming to the contours of the body and allowing for ease of movement. This ensures that the dressing stays in place and maintains optimal contact with the wound surface.

  7. Versatility: Silicone dressings are available in various forms, including sheets, foams, gels, and tapes, making them suitable for different wound types, sizes, and locations. They can be used for acute wounds, chronic wounds, surgical incisions, and areas with high levels of exudate.

 

 

 

Wound Care Costs 2023.24

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