Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Silicone Border

A sterile dressing containing the antimicrobial substance polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide), which kills bacteria and inhibits its growth. PHMB released in the presence of wound exudate is an effective antimicrobial agent against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Manages wound exudate and microbial contamination, reducing wound pain during healing.

The perforated wound contact layer contains a gentle silicone adhesive that provides secure, non-irritating adhesion and supports non-traumatic removal during dressing changes. The low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film provides a bacterial barrier to the wound. 

 

ActivHeal PHMB Non-Adhesive Foam

ActivHeal PHMB Non-Adhesive Foam

A sterile antimicrobial wound dressing consisting of a hydrophilic polyurethane foam pad designed to absorb exudate and containing the antimicrobial substance polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide), which kills bacteria and inhibits its growth. The dressing is laminated with a pink, low-friction, polyurethane film. The PHMB is released in the presence of wound exudate. The wound contact layer side of the dressing has a clear, perforated, acrylic film that stops the wound bed from adhering to the dressing. 

Excilon AMD IV Sponges

Excilon AMD IV Sponges

Pre-cut antimicrobial dressings for IV/drain exit sites, impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB).

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam

Double-sided, highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Border

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Border

Absorbent, adhesive, polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Disc

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Disc

Absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam disc impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Double-sided with centre hole and radial slit. Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus Foam

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus Foam

Highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%), with backsheet. Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Suprasorb X+PHMB

Suprasorb X+PHMB

Bio-cellulose dressing impregnated with PHMB. Provides a moist environment and cooling effect which may be perceived as soothing. Can be cut or folded to the wound shape/size.

Telfa AMD

Telfa AMD

Absorbent pad dressing with non-adherent contact layer and non-woven backing. Impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB 0.2%). Available as pads and island dressings.

Tielle PHMB Dressing

A PHMB-impregnated hydrophilic absorbent polyurethane foam with low friction and permeable backing film.