New dressing combines comfort and simplicity of foam
- Wed, 6/13/12 - 10:02am
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ConvaTec (Charlotte, NC) introduced AQUACEL® foam dressing, the first dressing to combine a soft absorbent foam pad with the healing benefits of the company’s proprietary AQUACEL® interface for use in the management of wounds. The launch was presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society in Charlotte, NC.
The foam dressing is specially designed to meet wound management challenges. It has a waterproof barrier that allows for the evaporation of excess moisture and protection against viral and bacterial penetration. The soft absorbent foam pad enhances patient comfort and absorbs excess fluid.
The dressing interface is engineered to gel on contact with wound exudate. This allows the dressing to micro-contour to the wound bed, minimizing dead space where bacteria can grow. The interface also maintains a moist wound environment that supports the body’s healing process, and prevents lateral spread of fluid to reduce the risk of maceration.
For more information, visit www.convatec.com.