AQUACEL® Foam Pro
Protect. Defend. Nurture.
Protect. Defend. Nurture.
AQUACEL® Family of Dressings
When Exposure Leads to Breakdown
Shearing force - friction keeps the skin in place against the support surface while gravity forces the patient's body to the foot of the bed.3
Adapted from Loeper JM et al: Therapeutic positioning and skin care. Minneapolis, 1986, Sister Kenny institute.
Friction and shear forces cause damage to skin and tissue1
- Friction can result in redness, inflammation and sometimes blistering and can be caused by movement of a patient across surfaces such as clothes or bed linen.1
- Shear forces can result in deformation of skin and tissues, occlusion of blood vessels and ischemia-induced damage.1
Excess moisture makes skin more susceptible to damage from shear forces
Perspiration, feces, and urine are all common sources of excess moisture.2
- Consider the ability of the dressing to manage skin microclimate
Ease of application
- Consider the ease of application and removal
- Consider the ability to regularly assess the skin
Helps Protect from Friction and Shear
- AQUACEL® Foam Pro is a multilayered dressing designed to help reduce the effects of shear forces and friction*†5
Helps Defend Against Moisture
- AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing film provides a bacterial and viral barrier which protects the wound from external contaminants*5.6
- It is water/shower proof*5
Helps Maintain Healthy Skin Microclimate
- AQUACEL® layer helps provide a healthy skin microclimate by absorbing and locking away excess moisture from the skin.*†5,6
Easy to Apply
- Perforated gentle silicone adhesive layer provides secure, skin-friendly adhesion*5
- Allows the dressing to be repositioned following skin assessment*5
† When used as part of a protocol of care. *As demonstrated in-vitro.
1.The Etiology of pressure Ulcers. In national Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure injury Alliance. Prevention and treatment of pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Emily Haesler(Ed.).Cambridge Media;Osborne Park, Western Australia;2014
2.Defloor T.Grypdonck MH. Sitiing posture and prevention of pressure ulcers. Applied Nursing Research.1992;12(3);136. (As cited in skin and Tissue Assessment. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure injury Alliance. Prevention and treatment of pressure Ulcers:Clinical Practice Guideline.Emily Haesler(Ed.).Cambridge Media:Osborne Park,Western Australia:2014;)
3. Bryant RA, Clark RAF. Skin pathology and types of damages. In Bryant RA, Nix DP(Eds,) Acute and chronic Wounds. Current Management Concepts, 3rd ed.St.Louis,MO:Mosby.Inc.2007:100-129.
4.Emerging therapies for prevention of pressure ulcers. In National pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure injury Alliance. Prevention and treatment of pressure Ulcers:Clinical Practice Guideline.Emily Haesler(Ed.).Cambridge Media:Osborne Park,Western Australia:2014;)
5.In-vitro Performance Characteristics of AQUACEL® Foam pro WHR14536MS129,2015. Data on file. Convatec.
6.Walker M.Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethlcellulose (AQUACEL®) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2013:24(5):883-890.
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