Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

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

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 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.

Kendall AMD Foam Island

Kendall AMD Foam Island

Absorbent, adhesive, polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). 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

Tielle PHMB Dressing

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