Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Hydrogel

ActivHeal Hydrogel

ActivHeal Hydrogel

Contains 85% water and a collection of polymer chains that are water insoluble. Does not contain animal-derived ingredients.

Askina Gel

Askina Gel

Clear amorphous hydrogel that rehydrates dry necrotic wounds to facilitate autolytic debridement. Does not contain propylene glycol.

Askina Transorbent

Askina Transorbent

Multi-layered semipermeable dressing that consists of an adhesive layer that bonds to intact skin but is non-adherent to the wound, a highly absorbent hydrogel layer, a foam layer that provides a means of escape for moisture vapour and a vapour-permeable water and bacteria-resistant outer layer.

Prontosan Wound Gel

Prontosan Wound Gel

Gel containing betaine (a gentle effective surfactant that penetrates, disturbs and removes biofilm and wound debris) and PHMB (to help control bacterial levels on the wound).

Prontosan Wound Gel X

Prontosan Wound Gel X

Ready-to-use colourless viscous gel containing betaine (a gentle effective surfactant that penetrates, disturbs and removes biofilm and wound debris) and PHMB (to help control bacterial levels on the wound).

Purilon

Purilon

Clear amorphous hydrogel consisting of natural ingredients without any additives. Should be used with a secondary dressing.

GranuGEL

GranuGEL

Sterile gel composed of hydrocolloids in a clear, viscous vehicle.

Cutimed Sorbact Gel

Cutimed Sorbact Gel

Cutimed Sorbact swab coated with amorphous hydrogel. Designed to bind bacteria in sloughy wounds or those with low exudate levels.

Cutimed Gel

Cutimed Gel

Clear, amorphous hydrogel with optional sterile applicator.

Hydrosorb

Hydrosorb

Hydrogel sheet dressing that comprises 60% water. Immediately donates moisture to promote granulation and debride necrosis.

Hydrosorb Comfort

Hydrosorb Comfort

Hydrogel sheet with hypoallergenic adhesive border. Dressing comprises 60% water, and immediately donates moisture to promote granulation and debride necrosis.

Xtrasorb HCS

Xtrasorb HCS

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture in dry and sensitive wound conditions, while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without adhesive border.

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture to dry and sensitive wound conditions while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of wound exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without an adhesive border.

KerraLite Cool

KerraLite Cool

Pro-ionic hydrogel contact layer and fluid-repellent, polyurethane film outer layer. Available in non-adhesive and adhesive options. 

KerraLite Cool Border

KerraLite Cool Border

Pro-ionic hydrogel contact layer and fluid-repellent, polyurethane film outer layer. Available in non-adhesive and adhesive options. 

Nu-Gel

Nu-Gel

Clear amorphous hydrogel containing sodium alginate for better exudate control.

ActiFormCool

ActiFormCool

Non-adhesive, ionic hydrogel sheet dressing that will either donate or absorb fluid, depending on the moisture level of the wound, to maintain an optimal moisture level for wound healing. The gel is permeable to water vapour.

Octenilin Wound Gel

Octenilin Wound Gel

A combination of hydrogel and octenidine, to keep the wound moist, inactivate microorganisms and loosen encrusted coatings.

Intrasite Conformable

Intrasite Conformable

A non-woven dressing impregnated with amorphous hydrogel. The hydrogel is partially hydrated so as to donate moisture to drier environments and absorb in wetter conditions.

Intrasite Gel

Intrasite Gel

Amorphous hydrogel. It is partially hydrated so as to donate moisture to drier environments and absorb in wetter conditions.