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Wound Management

Hydrofibre

Authors: Christian Kaare Paaskesen, Med. Stud., Hasan Gökcer Tekin, MD

Wound bed assessment

  • Granulating
  • Cavity
  • Sloughy

Moisture assessment

  • Wet wounds

Contra-indications

  • Dry wounds

Advantages

Interacts with exudate to create a cohesive gel that creates a moist environment. Excessive exudate is absorbed to prevent maceration of the surrounding skin.

Disadvantages

Can only be used as primary dressing and needs a secondary dressing as cover.  Hydrofibre can adhere to the wound bed if used on low exuding wounds and caution is advised.

Available products:

  • Aquacel/Aquacel Extra
  • BioSorb
  • Durafiber
  • Exufiber
  • Kliniderm Fiber CMC
  • Suprasorb Liquacel

Product example:


Procedures

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