Hydrocolloids & Descendants

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- semipermeable dressing with gel forming agents
- use on dry to moderately exuding, granulating wounds
- the gel of hydrocolloids is sticky, yellowish to brown and smells akward


- superficial, flat, moderately exuding, granulating wounds
- postoperative suture protection


- infections (see antiseptics)
- heavily exsuding, wet wounds (beware of macerationen of the wound edge)
- PAD grade 4


- apply warmed up
- well dried wound edge and surrounding skin
- overlap wound edge by apoprox. 2cm
- apply without tension
- mold on well to the surface
- normale hydrocolloids take up 5x more exudate than thin ones

Change of dressing

- on demand every 2-3 days (beware of maceration of the wound edge)
- change before the bubble reaches the edge of the dressing and loosens

Tegaderm™ absorbent:
- change when the dressiong loosens, higher capacity
- wound is visible through the dressing

Link to producers

The WundUhr® - WoundWatch - offers an orienting productneutral overview of the basics of phase appropiate modern wound treatment. For further information about the dressing materials we recommend to consult the manufacturers. The missing improvement of a wound within 14 days must lead to the search of an overlooked source.

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