Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Foams

#AOne Foam

Moisture, vapour and oxygen permeable soft polyurethane foam dressing. Available in adhesive and non-adhesive versions.

#AOne Silicone Foam

Comprises a silicone wound contact layer, a superabsorbent pad of polyurethane foam and a vapour-permeable and waterproof polyurethane film

365 Foam

A sterile, non-adhesive, polyurethane foam dressing

ActivHeal Foam Adhesive

A two-layer dressing consisting of a polyurethane bacterial barrier membrane with a centrally located hydrophilic pad and an acrylic adhesive border

ActivHeal Foam Non-Adhesive

A three-layer construction with a low-friction backing, a soft highly absorbent foam and a perforated wound contact layer

ActivHeal Polyhexanide 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 (Polyhexanide, polyhexanide), which kills bacteria and inhibits its growth. The dressing is laminated with a pink, low-friction, polyurethane film. The Polyhexanide 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.

ActivHeal Silicone Foam Border

A sterile absorbent dressing consisting of a hydrophilic polyurethane foam pad, without and without a border. The outer layer comprises a pink, low-friction, waterproof, polyurethane film. The perforated, silicone, adhesive wound contact layer enables exudate uptake and prevents the dressing from sticking to the wound.

ActivHeal Silicone Foam Lite

A thin, sterile dressing with a trilaminate structure comprising a polyurethane central foam layer; a permeable, low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film; a wound contact layer with a silicone adhesive-coated perforated film. The dressing can be repositioned during wear and lifted to allow observation. Latex-free.

ActivHeal Tracheostomy Foam

A sterile, non-adhesive, absorbent dressing with a versatile fenestration that enables it to fit neatly around a tracheotomy tube. The dressing consists of a soft, conformable, hydrophilic, absorbent, polyurethane foam laminated to a pink, low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film that also provides a bacterial barrier.

Advazorb Fixation

A post-decannulation tracheostomy dressing with a central location button that prevents the unwanted escape of air when pressure is applied while talking, coughing and sneezing. Comprises a latex-free, hydrophilic foam dressing with perforated soft-silicone wound contact layer and surrounding adhesive.

Advazorb Heel

A non-adherent polyurethane foam dressing with a permeable film backing designed to fit around the heel

Advazorb Sacral

Absorbent foam sacral dressing with permeable film backing, soft silicone wound contact layer and adhesive border, shaped to fit the sacral region securely

Allevyn Adhesive

Comprises a centrally located absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated adhesive wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film

Allevyn Ag Adhesive

An antimicrobial absorbent three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated adhesive wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film

Allevyn Ag Gentle Border

This dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction: an absorbent silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated hydrocellular pad is sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film

Allevyn Ag Heel

An absorbent antimicrobial three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-mpregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated non-adherent wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film. Shaped for use on the heel.

Allevyn Ag Non-Adhesive

An absorbent antimicrobial three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated non-adherent wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film

Allevyn Gentle

This dressing has an advanced triple-layer construction comprising an absorbent, hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated soft gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film

Allevyn Gentle Border

A silicone gel adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing comprising an absorbent foam pad and a breathable outer film. The dressing should not be immersed in water.

Allevyn Gentle Border Lite

This dressing has an advanced triple-layer construction that combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film

Allevyn Gentle Border Lite Multisite

A dressing with an advanced triple-layer construction that combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film

Allevyn Life

An advanced layered construction that combines a composite hydrocellular foam pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. A central mesh screen on the pad helps shield the visibility of exudate.

Allevyn Life Non-Bordered

Five-layered conformable shape with low-tack silicone. The hyper-absorbent lock-away layer helps minimise leakage. Absorbs fluid vertically under pressure across a range of viscosities.

Aquacel Ag Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane layer and a multilayered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver.

Aquacel Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane film and a multi-layered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose).

Aquacel Foam Pro

Sterile sodium carboxymethylcellulose and foam wound dressing consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane film and layers of polyurethane foam, Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and perforated silicone adhesive

Askina Foam

Two layered, non-adherent foam dressing consisting of a soft hydrophilic polyurethane foam layer and a transparent polyurethane film backing

Askina Heel

Anatomically shaped heel with self-adhesive foam strap for the management of heel wounds. Consisting of a soft hydrophilic polyurethane foam layer and a transparent polyurethane film backing.

Biatain Adhesive

Soft, conformable, polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and an adhesive border. The dressing conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Can be used under compression bandaging.

Biatain Ag (adhesive)

Soft, conformable polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and an adhesive border. The dressing conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Impregnated with silver.

Biatain Ag (non-adhesive)

A soft, conformable polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing. Impregnated with silver. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

Biatain Non-adhesive

Soft, conformable, non-adhesive polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing. Bevelled edges. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Can be used under compression bandaging.

Biatain Silicone

A soft, conformable, absorbent polyurethane foam pad with a vapour-permeable film backing and a gentle silicone adhesive border. The dressing has 3DFit technology which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

Biatain Silicone Ag

A soft, conformable, absorbent polyurethane foam pad with a vapour-permeable film backing and a gentle silicone adhesive border impregnated with silver. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

Biatain Silicone Lite

A soft, conformable, thin, absorbent polyurethane foam pad with a vapour-permeable film backing and a gentle silicone adhesive border. The dressing has 3D Fit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

Biatain Silicone Non-Border

Soft, conformable, absorbent polyurethane foam pad with vapour-permeable film backing and silicone adhesive. 3DFit technology means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

Biatain Soft-Hold

A soft, conformable polyurethane foam dressing with a vapour-permeable film backing. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. It has a partially-adherent layer to aid application for wounds that are difficult to dress.

Biatain-Ibu Non-adhesive

A soft polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing. Impregnated with ibuprofen. The dressing conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Bevelled edges.

Biatain-Ibu Soft-Hold

Soft, conformable, polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and a partially-adherent contact layer. Impregnated with ibuprofen. Conforms to wound bed to fill gap and reduce pooling of exudate.

C-Foam Adhesive Border

Soft hydrocellular foam dressing with waterproof, permeable film backing to minimise leakage and increase wear time, and an adhesive border

C-Foam Silicone

Polyurethane foam, non-bordered dressing with a gentle adhesive silicone contact layer and a waterproof, permeable film backing that minimises leakage and increases wear time. Soft, conformable hydrocellular formation manages exudate to maintain moist wound environment. Latex-free.

C-Foam Silicone Border

Soft hydrocellular foam dressing with silicone contact layer and gentle adhesive border. High-capacity core locks away fluid to reduce maceration while maintaining moist wound healing environment.

CovaWound Foam

A two-layer dressing comprising a non-adherent, highly absorbent polyurethane foam and a breathable polyurethane film backing. The foam core is designed to absorb and retain exudate, while the outer layer allows moisture vapour transmission away from the dressing.

CovaWound Foam (Bordered)

A three-layer dressing comprising a highly absorbent polyurethane foam core, a breathable polyurethane film and a translucent, breathable polyurethane backing

CovaWound Silicone Foam

Comprises an atraumatic, soft silicone adhesive, an absorbent polyurethane foam core and a vapour-permeable polyurethane membrane

CovaWound Silicone Foam (Bordered)

A five-layer dressing with border comprising an atraumatic, soft silicone adhesive, an absorbent polyurethane foam core, a non-woven fabric, absorbent fibres and a vapour-permeable outer membrane

CovaWound Silicone Foam Lite

Comprises an atraumatic, soft silicone adhesive, a polyurethane foam core and a vapour-permeable polyurethane membrane that acts as a barrier to liquid and microorganisms

CovaWound Silicone Foam Lite (Bordered)

A three-layer dressing with border comprising an atraumatic, soft silicone adhesive, an absorbent polyurethane foam core and a vapour-permeable outer layer

Cutimed Cavity

Sterile, highly absorbent, polyurethane foam dressing

Cutimed Siltec

Non-bordered silicone-coated foam dressing containing superabsorbent strips which absorb and lock away exudate. Can be used under compression and can be cut to size.

Cutimed Siltec B

Bordered absorbent polyurethane foam dressing. Perforated silicone layer allows adherence to periwound skin but not moist wound bed. Outer film is water repellent, yet permeable to oxygen and vapour. Contains superabsorbent strips. Can be used under compression. Can be cut to size.

Cutimed Siltec Heel

Redesigned anatomically-shaped superabsorbent foam dressing that moulds to the heel. The dressing includes a silicone wound contact layer and a polyurethane film backing. Area covered extends from the heel to the Achilles tendon. Can be secured with a retention bandage.

Cutimed Siltec L

Extra-thin non-bordered silicone-coated foam dressing containing superabsorbent strips which absorb and lock away exudate. Can be used under compression and can be cut to size.

Cutimed Siltec PLUS

Non-bordered silicone-coated foam dressing with a soft tack which provides a slightly stronger hold than Cutimed Siltec. Also contains superabsorbent strips which absorb and lock away exudate. Can be used under compression and can be cut to size.

Cutimed Siltec Sacrum

Anatomically-shaped superabsorbent foam dressing that provides a comfortable fit, even around the sacral cleft. Silicone border and polyurethane film backing.

Cutimed Siltec Sorbact B

Hydrophobic, microbial-binding foam dressing designed to manage exudate and bind bacteria under moist wound conditions. Dressings have a Sorbact Technology-coated wound contact layer, superabsorbers above the foam core, silicone adhesive border and a backing film with a high moisture vapour transmission rate.

FarlaFOAM.S

Comprises a waterproof, polyurethane film backing, a highly absorbent sodium carboxymethyl cellulose layer, a polyurethane foam pad and a silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer

FoamLite Convatec

A thin, conformable, laminated polyurethane layered foam dressing. Consists of a waterproof outer polyurethane film, an absorbent foam pad and a perforated gentle silicone adhesive.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam

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

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Border

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

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Disc

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

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus Foam

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

Kendall Foam

Highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam dressing with film backing

Kendall Foam Island

Highly absorbent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam dressing with film backing and an adhesive border

Kerraheel

Sterile hydrocellular heel dressing with a vapour-permeable, waterproof and bacteria-resistant polyurethane film

Kliniderm Foam

A sterile, soft, flexible, non-adhesive polyurethane foam dressing with a waterproof film backing. Suitable for use under compression bandaging. Heel variant available.

Kliniderm Foam Border

A sterile, soft, flexible, polyurethane foam dressing with a waterproof film backing and adhesive border. Suitable for use under compression bandaging.

Kliniderm Foam Silicone

A soft, conformable absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with an adhesive silicone wound contact layer and a moisture permeable film backing

Kliniderm Foam Silicone Border

A soft, conformable absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with an adhesive silicone wound contact layer with waterproof film outer layer and adhesive border

Kliniderm Foam Silicone Lite

A soft, light, conformable, absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with an adhesive silicone wound contact layer and a moisture permeable film backing

Kliniderm Foam Silicone Lite Border

A soft, light, conformable absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with an adhesive silicone wound contact layer with waterproof film outer layer and adhesive border

Mepilex

A highly conformable foam dressing consisting of a flexible absorbent polyurethane foam, a soft silicone wound contact layer and a film backing

Mepilex Ag

Antimicrobial foam dressing consisting of a soft silicone wound contact layer, absorbent foam containing a silver compound and activated carbon, and a film backing. The silver compound (silver sulphate) releases silver ions to create a bacterial barrier and inactive a wide range of wound pathogens (bacteria and fungi), which may also reduce malodour.

Mepilex Border Ag

Antimicrobial bordered foam dressing consisting of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam pad containing a silver compound and activated carbon, a layer with superabsorbent fibres and a film backing. The silver compound (silver sulphate) releases silver ions to create a bacterial barrier and inactive a wide range of wound pathogens (bacteria and fungi), which may also reduce malodour.

Mepilex Border Comfort

Bordered foam dressing with proprietary Flex Technology for superior comfort and conformability. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, a flexible, absorbent pad with three layers (a foam, a non-woven spreading layer and a layer with superabsorbent fibres) and a film backing.

Mepilex Border Comfort Lite

Light bordered foam dressing with proprietary Flex Technology for comfort and conformability. Consists of soft silicone wound contact layer, flexible absorbent pad in two layers (a foam and a non-woven layer) and film backing.

Mepilex Border Flex

Bordered foam dressing with flex cuts for hard-to-dress areas. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, a flexible, absorbent pad with three layers (a foam, a non-woven spreading layer and a layer with superabsorbent fibres) and a film backing. Available with C-cuts or Y-cut.

Mepilex Border Heel

Bordered foam dressing shaped to conform to the heel. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, a flexible, absorbent pad with three layers (a foam, a non-woven spreading layer and a layer with superabsorbent fibres) and a film backing.

Mepilex Border Sacrum

Bordered foam dressing shaped to conform to the sacrum. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam pad containing a silver compound and activated carbon, a layer with superabsorbent fibres and a film backing.

Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag

Antimicrobial bordered foam dressing shaped to conform to the sacrum. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam pad containing a silver compound and activated carbon, a layer with superabsorbent fibres and a film backing.

Mepilex Heel

A highly conformable foam dressing shaped to fit the heel. Consists of a flexible absorbent polyurethane foam, soft silicone wound contact layer and a film backing.

Mepilex Heel Ag

Antimicrobial foam dressing shaped to conform to the heel. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam containing a silver compound and activated carbon, and a film backing.

Mepilex Lite

Light foam dressing consisting of a soft silicone wound contact layer, a flexible absorbent pad and a film backing

Mepilex XT

A highly conformable foam dressing that absorbs both low and high viscosity exudate. Consists of a flexible absorbent polyurethane foam, soft silicone wound contact layer and a film backing.

Reston Self-Adhering Foam

Self-adhering open-cell foam designed to protect skin from splints, casts and prostheses. Lightweight and conformable. Can be cut, layered and shaped. Not intended as a pressure-reducing device.

Spirit Foam

Sterile silicone wound contact dressing that consists of soft highly absorbent foam with a permeable polyurethane foam film backing, designed to absorb and retain exudate while maintaining a moist wound environment.

Spirit Silicone Foam

Dressing constructed from a vapour permeable polyurethane film, a superabsorbent core and a gentle silicone adhesive wound contact layer. This multi-layer construction facilitates dynamic fluid management to provide the optimum moist wound environment and minimizes trauma and pain during dressing changes. The range consists of border, lite border, non-border and sacral silicone foam dressings to meet a wide range of needs.

Suprasorb P sensitive

Silicone-based foam dressing consisting of a 5-layer technology. An atraumatic OptiSil wound contact layer, a layer of polyurethane absorbent foam, a non-woven distribution layer, a superabsorbent polymer core and an external film backing layer. Available in 3 varieties: border, border lite and non-border.

Tegaderm Foam

Highly absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with semipermeable film backing layer. 3M logos indicate upper surface of dressing. Available in a variety of sizes and styles. Suitable for use under compression.

Tegaderm Foam Adhesive

Highly absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with semipermeable film backing layer and adhesive border. Comprises four layers for high fluid absorption. Adapts to changing fluid levels in the wound to create a moist environment that promotes healing.

UrgoStart

Lipido-colloid foam dressing with soft-adherent TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix that jellifies in contact with wound exudate, reducing MMP levels and restoring balance to close wounds sooner. Also contains an absorbent polyurethane foam pad. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

UrgoStart Border

Lipido-colloid foam dressing with soft-adherent TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix that jellifies in contact with wound exudate, reducing MMP levels and restoring balance to close wounds sooner. Also contains an absorbent polyurethane foam pad and a protective non-woven polyurethane backing. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

UrgoStart Plus Border

Polyabsorbent fibre dressing containing soft-adherent TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix that jellifies in contact with wound exudate, reducing MMP levels and restoring balance to close wounds sooner. The polyabsorbent fibres bind, trap and retain exudate, slough and debris. Also contains a superabsorbent layer and a silicone border with showerproof backing. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

UrgoStart Plus Pad

Polyabsorbent fibre pad containing soft-adherent TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix that jellifies in contact with wound exudate, reducing MMP levels and restoring balance to close wounds sooner. The polyabsorbent fibres bind, trap and retain exudate, slough and debris. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

UrgoTul Absorb

A soft-adherent foam dressing featuring TLC (technology lipido-colloid) Healing Matrix that provides a nurturing environment for healing, pain-free dressing changes and harm-free care. Can stay in place for up to 7 days.

UrgoTul Absorb Border

An absorbent foam dressing with a silicone border featuring a TLC Healing Matrix that provides a nurturing environment for healing, pain-free dressing changes and harm-free care. Can stay in place for up to 7 days.