Silicone foam dressing is an absorbent, atraumatic dressing made from absorbent core and silicone gel. The wound contact surface of Silicone foam dressing is coated with a layer of soft silicone gel that does not stick to the surface of a wound or cause trauma to delicate new tissue upon removal. This soft silicone layer is also slightly tacky, which facilitates application and retention of the dressing to intact skin, but does not cause epidermal stripping or pain on removal. The outer surface of the product is bonded to a vapor-permeable polyurethane membrane, which acts as a barrier to liquid and microorganisms.
The silicone foam dressing include two types: silicone foam dressing with border and silicone foam dressing without border. The absorbent core of silicone foam dressing without border is polyurethane foam and that of silicone foam dressing with border consists of three components, a thin sheet of polyurethane foam ,a piece of nonwoven fabric and a layer of superabsorbent fibres. The core can lock exudate into the product, preventing the wound bed from drying out and the surrounding skin from becoming macerated.
Method of use:
1. Make sure the wound area is clean and dry before using dressing.
2. A dressing should be selected that overlaps the wound margin by at least two centimeters.
3. Remove the release film before use and adhesive the dressing on the wound area.
4. If required, silicone foam dressing without border may be cut to size or shape before removal of the protective film. Once in position the dressing may be held in place with a bandage or other suitable retention aid.
Frequency of change:
The interval between changes will normally be determined by the degree of exudate produced .The dressing may be left up to 7 days. It is necessary to change the dressing whenever good wound care practice dictates.