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Vliwasorb® Pro

Superabsorbent wound dressing

Fields of application

Wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate, acute and chronic superficial wounds, e.g.:

  • pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous lower leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers
  • postoperative wounds with secondary healing
  • post-traumatic wounds
  • skin graft donor sites
  • oncological wounds
  • ulcerating tumours
  • wounds at risk of infection
  • superficial second degree burns
  • and as a secondary dressing, e.g. on laparotomy wounds and fistulas.

Properties

  • very high capacity to absorb and retain wound exudate
  • efficient exudate management even under compression
  • ergonomic shape for good conformability
  • the flexible wound contact layer enables atraumatic dressing changes
  • protects clothing and bed linen thanks to its blue clothing protection

Vliwasorb Pro is a superabsorber for wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate. With its high absorption and retention capacity Vliwasorb Pro protects wound edges against maceration. It also maintains a moist wound environment that promotes wound healing. The proactive cleansing effect has an anti-inflammatory action and reduces the microbial burden. Vliwasorb Pro’s ergonomic and flexible design make it easy and safe to use. Its blue clothing protection protects clothing and bed linen from contamination.

A. Forms a gel and traps exudate, bacteria, toxins, fibrin sloughs and pro-inflammatory cytokines.

B. Blue clothing protection layer protects clothing and bed linen.

C. Reduces the microbial burden and odours by trapping bacteria in the superabsorbent polymer core.

1. Non-wound side

2. Wound side

A. Rounded edges and ergonomic shape for good conformability.

B. Wide edges for high wearing comfort.

C. Blue clothing protection layer protects clothing and bed linen.

D. Absorbent core with nonwoven distribution material (superabsorbent polymer) for efficient exudate management.

E. Supple white wound contact layer made from polyethylene for atraumatic dressing changes.

Advantages

Efficient exudate management

  • very high absorption capacity and high retention capacity

    • protection against maceration5)
    • moist wound environment1) 2)
    • longer dressing change intervals save time and money

Pro-active in the cleansing phase

  • proactive cleansing effect with anti-inflammatory properties6) 7) 8)

    • reduces the microbial burden6) 8) 9)
    • reduces odours by binding bacteria10)

Comfort and flexibility for the patient

  • very high conformability due to the ergonomic and flexible design11)

    • easy and safe to use11)

Protection and safety for patients and users

  • blue clothing protection and supple wound contact layer

    • atraumatic dressing changes2) 3) 4) 12)
    • protects the patient’s clothing and bed linen
    • patients can wear the dressing for longer

Product composition

Polyethylene, polypropylene, cellulose, polyethylene terephthalate, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyacrylate

Ordering information

Vliwasorb® Pro

sterile, individually sealed
Size (cm)Wound pads (cm)REFShipping Units (pcs.)
10 x 106 x 63264010/300
12,5 x 12,58,5 x 8,53264110/300
12,5 x 22,58,5 x 18,53264210/350
22 x 2218 x 183264310/260
22 x 32
18 x 283264410/90
 
1)

Tadej M. The use of Flivasorb in highly exu- ding wounds. Br J Nurs. 2009 Aug 13-Sep 9; 18(15):S38, S40-S42.

 
2)

Faucher N, Safar H, Baret M, Philippe A, Farid R. Superabsorbent dressings for copiously exuding wounds. Br J Nurs (2012) 21(12): 22—28 (Faucher N, Safar A, Baret M, Philippe A, Farid R. Interest of the superabsorbent dressing in the management of highly exudative wounds. Poster. 21st Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). 25 –27. May 2011, Brussels, Belgium.

 
3)

Wiser M., Barnoussi El, C van Wijk C. Management of copious exuding wounds with a super absorbent dressing before grafting. Poster. 21st Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). 25 –27. May 2011, Brussels, Belgium.

 
4)

El Zayyat N, Leconte M. A super absorbent dressing in the management of a perineal wound after abdominoperineal amputation. Poster. 21st Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). 25 –27. May 2011, Brussels, Belgium.

 
5)

Prouvost L. The performance of a superabsorbent dressing in the management of exudates and maceration. Poster.(2009). 19th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), 20.-22. May 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

 
6)

Wiegand C, Abel M, Muldoon J, Ruth P, Hipler UC. SAP-containing dressings exhibit sustained antimicrobial effects over 7 days in vitro. J Wound Care. 2013 Mar;22(3):120, 122-4, 126-7.

 
7)

Wiegand C., Abel M., Ruth P., Hipler U.-C. Polyacrylate superabsorbers bind inflammatory proteases in vitro, Poster European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Helsinki/FIN, 20 - 22 May 2009, Journal Supplement (2009) 9 (2): 161

 
8)

Wiegand C., Abel M., Ruth P., Hipler U.-C. Superabsorbent polymer-containing wound dressings have a beneficial effect on wound healing by reducing PMN elastase concentration and inhibiting microbial growth. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2011 22 (11):2583-2590.

 
9)

Wiegand C, Abel M, Ruth P, Hipler P. Antibacterial and antifungal effect of polyacrylate superabsorbers. Poster. (2009a). 19th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), 20.-22. May 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

 
10)

Vorbeck E. The Use of a Super-absorbent Dressing to Manage Periwound Maceration and Odor in Chronic Wounds. Study #LIT1064, presented at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society‘s (WOCN) 45th Annual Conference, Seatlle, WA, June 2013.

 
11)

Akzeptanztest 2015-14 AT, Vliwasorb Pro von 35 Anwendern getestet (data on file)

 
12)

Paule A. The management of maceration in a Nursing Home environment. Poster. (2009). WoundsUK: Wound Care Conference, 9-11. November 2009 Harrogate, United Kingdom.