Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Other dressings

Biobrane

Biobrane

Composite dressing containing a silicone membrane with a knitted nylon fabric partially embedded in it. A purified porcine collagen is bound to the fabric. Blood and sera clot in the fabric, adhering the dressing to the wound surface until epithelialisation can occur. Also available in glove form for use on burns of the hand.

Cutinova Hydro

Cutinova Hydro

Hydro-selective, semi-transparent, self-adherent dressing comprising a polyurethane gel matrix with absorbent particles and a polyurethane film top layer.

EpiFix

EpiFix

A minimially manipulated, dehyrdated, non-viable, human cellular amniotic/chorion membrane (dHACM) allograft derived from the placenta. It contains multiple extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, cytokines and other specialty proteins present in amniotic tissue to provide a barrier membrane that enhances healing. 

Helisorb Particles

Helisorb Particles

An intact type 1 collagen from a piscean source. Available in a sterile, freeze-dried, particle form. Fully biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic. Helps move wounds from the inflammatory to the remodelling phase.

Helisorb Sheet

Helisorb Sheet

An intact type 1 collagen from a piscean source. Sterile and freeze dried. It has a fine non-stick nylon mesh on one side, which can be removed before application. Has haemostatic properties and is biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic.

Hollister Adapt

Hollister Adapt

Silicone-based, alcohol-free, no-sting adhesiver remover spray.

Kolspon Sponge

Kolspon Sponge

An intact type 1 collagen sponge from a piscean source. Sterile and freeze dried. Has an open pore structure that allows for gaseous exchange. Fully biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic.

Neuskin-F

Neuskin-F

An intact type 1 collagen from a piscean source. Available as a sterile sheet membrane. Has haemostatic properties and is fully biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic. Can be used in any orientation.

Peel-Easy

Peel-Easy

No-sting, non-cold, silicone-based medical adhesive remover wipes and sterile spray.

PolyMem (adhesive)

PolyMem (adhesive)

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semipermeable film backing with an adhesive border. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

PolyMem (non-adhesive)

PolyMem (non-adhesive)

A hydrophilic, polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a smoothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and semi-permeable film-backing. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. 

PolyMem Finger and Toe

PolyMem Finger and Toe

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semi-permeable film backing. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. 

PolyMem Max

PolyMem Max

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semi-permeable film backing. Sixty per cent thicker than PolyMem for more absorbency and longer wear time. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Adhesive and non-adhesive versions available.

PolyMem Silver

PolyMem Silver

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semipermeable film backing. Made from small particle elemental, metallic silver, which is not released into the wound bed. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Adhesive and non-adhesive versions available.

PolyMem Silver WIC

PolyMem Silver WIC

Format of PolyMem Silver designed for cavity wounds. Can be used in both open and shallow cavities. Does not have film backing. Gently expands to fill the wound cavity, keeping the wound bed clean and moisturised while absorbing excess fluid.

PolyMem Tube

PolyMem Tube

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semi-permeable film backing. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Pre-cut to fit around tube sites and to enhance patient comfort.

PolyMem WIC

PolyMem WIC

Designed for cavity wounds. Can be used in both open and shallow cavities. Does not have film backing. Gently expands to fill the wound cavity, keeping the wound bed clean and moisturised while absorbing excess fluid.

Suprasorb C

Suprasorb C

Collagen wound dressing that gels on contact with exudate. Supports proliferation and the migration of epidermal cells which assists wound healing.

Suprasorb X

Suprasorb X

Bio-cellulose dressing that provides a moist environment and cooling effect which may be perceived as soothing. Can be cut or folded to the shape/size of the wound.

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.

UrgoClean

UrgoClean

A sterile, non-adherent, slough-trapping, poly-absorbent fibre dressing with the TLC healing matrix to promote wound healing and enable pain-free dressing changes. The slough trapping fibres (poly-absorbent) bind and trap the slough within the dressing, providing safe and effective desloughing. UrgoClean is available in a pad and a rope format.

UrgoClean Ag

UrgoClean Ag

A sterile, absorbent dressing made of polyabsorbent fibres and the non-adherent TLC-Ag healing matrix, which is impregnated with silver particles. The TLC-Ag healing matrix promotes wound healing and provides pain-free care and dressing changes. The polyabsorbent fibres in the dressing pad cleanse the wound from slough, exudate and bacteria. The dressing is designed to disrupt and breakdown biofilm, and prevent its reformation.

UrgoStart Plus Border

UrgoStart Plus Border

A polyabsorbent fibre pad containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix), polyabsorbent fibres, a superabsorbent layer and a silicone border with waterproof backingThe TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits matrix metalloproteinases and promotes the formation of new blood vessels. 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.

 

UrgoStart Plus Pad

UrgoStart Plus Pad

polyabsorbent fibre pad containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix) and polyabsorbent fibres. The TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits excess metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. 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.

 

Woulgan

Woulgan

A wound gel containing soluble beta-glucan (SBG). The gel helps to rehydrate necrotic tissue, prevent desiccation and absorb slough. SBG activates macrophages, which release signal molecules that orchestrate the different phases of the healing process.