Foam Dressing (Mepilex, Lyofoam, Allevyn)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Highly absorbent nonadherent wound dressing (foam)

 

Features

-  Atraumatic & highly absorbent

-  May initially increase wound site due to debridement effect

-  Can be left for 3-4 days

 

Indications

-  Wounds

-  Heavily exudative

-  Deep cavity

-  Weeping ulcers

 

Types

-  Mepilex

-  Lyofoam

-  Allevyn

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

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MIMS: Solosite