Aquacel Foam Dressings Protect Against Skin Breakdown

AQUACEL FOAM (silicone hydrofiber) foam dressing by ConvaTec
AQUACEL FOAM (silicone hydrofiber) foam dressing by ConvaTec

ConvaTec announced that its Aquacel foam dressings can now be used as part of a comprehensive protocol to protect patients from skin breakdown tied to friction and moisture.

Aquacel foam dressings combine a soft absorbent foam pad with a Hydrofiber Technology, which gels on contact with wound exudate. In in vitro tests, Aquacel foam dressing showed a 75% reduction in skin-damaging friction compared to traditional Mepilex Border dressings. Clinicians can expect less skin stress associated with friction as well as a lower potential for the product to bunch up or fall off when it rubs up against bedding or clothing.  

Aquacel foam dressings are designed to provide a waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier, helping to protect skin from incontinence episodes that can lead to severe skin infections. Aquacel and Aquacel Ag dressings are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and formats.

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