Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

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Description

A sterile antimicrobial wound dressing consisting of an absorbent hydrophilic polyurethane foam pad laminated with a pink, low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film; available with and without adhesive. The wound contact layer side of the dressing has a clear perforated film with a that stops the wound bed from adhering to the dressing; the non-adhesive version also has a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive. The perforations also allow the uptake of exudate. The dressing contains polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide).

Indications

Moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds that are at risk of infection. Can be used on pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and surgical wounds. Can be used under compression bandaging.

Contraindications

Dry or lightly exuding wounds. Do not used on individuals with a known sensitivity to polyurethane films, foams or PHMB and surgical implantation. 

Sizes Available

Adhesive: 7.5x7.5cm; 10x10cm; 12.5x12.5cm; 15x15cm; 20x20cm; 10x20cm; 18x18.5cm (sacral)

Non-adhesive: 5x5cm; 7.5x7.5cm; 10x10cm; 15x15cm; 20x20cm; 10x20cm

Price

Adhesive: £2.31; £4.08; £4.77; £6.75; £10.19; £6.75

Non-adhesive: £1.92; £3.17; £3.99; £6.69; £9.80; £6.69

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