SMTL Dressings Datacard



Product Name: Comfeel Plus ulcer dressing
Classification Name: Dressing Hydrocolloid with Calcium Alginate
Manufacturer: Coloplast Ltd

Description

Comfeel: Plus Ulcer Dressing consists of a semipermeable polyurethane film coated with a flexible, cross-linked adhesive mass containing sodium carboxy-methylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose and calcium alginate as the principal absorbent and gel forming agents. The dressing is permeable to water vapour but impermeable to exudate and micro-organisms. In the presence of exudate, the absorbent components absorb liquid and swell to form a cohesive gel. The dressing is waterproof and the patient may bathe or shower with it in place.

Indications

Comfeel: Plus Ulcer Dressing may be used in the management of moderate to heavily exuding venous leg ulcers and other granulating wounds.

Contra-indications

The manufacturers of Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing recommend that it should not be used on exposed muscle or bone, or applied to patients who are known to be sensitive to one of the ingredients.

Method of use

An appropriately sized dressing is partially removed from its paper backing using the tab provided, and placed on the surface of the wound using a non-touch technique. In order to ensure good adhesion to the surrounding skin, a minimum overlap of 1.5 cm from the margin of the wound should be allowed. It is recommended that ulcers and cavity wounds greater than 5 mm deep are half filled with Comfeel Paste prior to the application of the sheet dressing.

Frequency of Change

The frequency of dressing changes will be governed by the state of the wound. In general, ulcers containing slough and necroses may require changing every 2-3 days, but clean granulating wounds may require less frequent treatment and in these situations the dressings may be left in place for extended periods.

Warnings

Colonisation of chronic wounds is common and is not a contraindication to the use of Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing. Where systemic or local infection is suspected or develops during the use of the dressing, appropriate adjunctive therapy should be given and the progress of the wound monitored carefully. This may mean changing the dressing for the purpose of inspection more frequently than would otherwise be the case. Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing should be used with caution on wounds caused by chronic infections such as syphilis or tuberculosis.

Presentation

Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing is presented individually wrapped in a peel pouch, sterilised by gamma irradiation.

Sizes

6.0 cm 8.5 cm

8.5 cm 12.0 cm


Revision Details

Revision AuthorDr S. Thomas
Revision No 1.3
Revision date1997/12/16

This datacard has been prepared from data provided by the manufacturer and/or from published literature.




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