Assessing an adherent silicone foam dressing: A clinical evaluation across five NHS trusts

Stephen-Haynes, J. (2015) Assessing an adherent silicone foam dressing: A clinical evaluation across five NHS trusts. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20. S32-S38. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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The wound contact layer of UrgoTul Absorb Border (Urgo Medical) foam dressing contains a Technology Lipido Colloid (TLC) Healing Matrix, which includes hydrocolloid and lipophilic substances designed to stimulate fibroblast proliferation and thus promote granulation tissue formation. A multicentre, noncomparative, clinical evaluation of UrgoTul Absorb Border investigated whether use of the dressing promoted granulation tissue formation and the management of wound exudate. Other parameters evaluated included: pain-free dressing changes, protection and improvement of surrounding tissue, ease of application, conformability, ability to remain in place, wear time, effect on peri-wound skin, durability, ease of removal, and patient comfort. There were 43 patients recruited into the evaluation. Results show that 8 wounds (19%) achieved full epithelialisation and 34 (81%) improved. All participating clinicians rated the dressing's overall performance, including its ability to manage exudate, as excellent, very good, or good. © 2015 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exudate, Foam dressing, Silicone, Wound healing, Wounds
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:39

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