What is DuoDERM used for?

Designed to reduce the risk of further skin breakdown due to friction. DuoDERM® Extra Thin Dressing can be used as a primary hydrocolloid dressing for dry to lightly exuding wounds. It can be used as a secondary dressing to secure an AQUACEL® Dressing or an AQUACEL® Ag Dressing.

Is DuoDERM good for open wounds?

Under the supervision of a health care professional, DuoDERM® CGF® Dressing may be used for wounds such as leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology), diabetic ulcers and pressure injuries (partial- and full-thickness); surgical wounds (post-operative, donor sites.

How long do you leave on DuoDERM?

DuoDERM® Dressings can be worn continuously for up to seven days unless they are uncomfortable, there is leakage or there are clinical signs of infection.

Is DuoDERM good for burns?

Duoderm is a very good alternative for the treatment of smaller superficial and deep partial thickness burns, since it provides very good results, both cosmetically and functionally, combined with fast re-epithelialization and comfort for the patients.

Can you shower with DuoDERM dressing?

The moist conditions produced under the dressing promote epithelialisation without causing maceration. As Duoderm Extra Thin is waterproof, the patient may bath or shower with the dressing in position.

When do you replace DuoDERM?

* The dressing should be changed when: clinically induced when strike through occurs, or up to a maximum of 7 days. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals. † The bubble may not be visible with minimal exudate. If this occurs, the recommended maximum wear time is up to 7 days.

Does DuoDERM need a secondary dressing?

Requires a secondary dressing – a semi-permeable film dressing may be appropriate. Do not use a hydrocolloid product (Comfeel range, DuoDERM range) as a secondary dressing, as these products are unable to manage the increased fluid levels produced by hydrogels. Removal.

Is DuoDERM the same as hydrocolloid?

DuoDerm is the brand name for a commonly used hydrocolloid dressing manufactured by ConvaTec that is used to treat bed sores (or similarly referred to as: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers).

Is DuoDERM the same as Tegaderm?

3M and Tegaderm are trademarks of 3M Health Care, St. Paul, Minnesota. DuoDerm® and CGF® are trademarks of ConvaTec™, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ.

Is Duoderm and hydrocolloid dressing the same?

What kind of wound dressing is duoderm CGF?

Convatec DuoDERM CGF Border Dressing is a self-adhesive, hydrocolloid wound dressing that helps in the management of exuding wounds. Its wide outer foam border eliminates the requirement of additional taping.

How big is a pack of duoderm dressing?

Duoderm cgf extra thin adherent dressing, oval shape, 1.75 X 1.5 inches 20 ea per pack by CONVATEC. . . . .

How do you apply duoderm to a wound?

Apply the DuoDERM skin dressing to the wound. Smooth into place, especially at edges of the center adhesive. Fold back the border and remove the release papers from the border adhesive; press the borders into place. Press down on the skin and carefully lift an edge of the dressing. Continue around until all edges are free.

When to use duoderm or ConvaTec hydrocolloid dressing?

Use of the DuoDERM hydrocolloid dressings help facilitate the liquefaction and removal of dead tissue; however, eschar that is particularly thick or fused to the wound margins should be removed prior to application of the dressing. Note: DuoDERM Paste or DuoDERM Hydroactive Granules may be used with this dressing. 1. Remove top backing paper only.