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Vliwasorb® Pro

Superabsorbent Wound Dressing

Fields of application

wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate, acute or chronic superficial wounds, such as :

  • pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous lower leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers
  • postoperative wounds healing by secondary intention
  • post-traumatic wounds
  • skin graft sites
  • oncological wounds
  • ulcerating tumours
  • wounds at risk of infection
  • superficial 2nd degree burns
  • and as a secondary dressing, e.g. on laparotomy wounds and fistulas.

Properties

  • very high absorption and retention capacity for wound exudate
  • efficient exudate management even under compression
  • ergonomic shape for good conformability
  • flexible wound contact layer enables atraumatic dressing changes
  • protects clothing and bed linen through a blue clothing protection layer

To note

  • Do not cut dressing

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Topics

    Vliwasorb® Pro is a superabsorbent dressing for wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate. The very high absorption and retention capacity of Vliwasorb® Pro protects wound edges from maceration. Vliwasorb® Pro promotes wound healing by maintaining a moist wound environment. The pro-active cleansing effect has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces the microbial load. Vliwasorb® Pro’s ergonomic and flexible design makes it safe and easy to use. The blue clothing protection layer protects clothing and bed linen from contamination.

    Advantages

    PRO-Efficient exudate management

    • very high absorption capacity and high retention capacity36)
      • protection against maceration32)
      • moist wound environment33) 34)
      • longer dressing change intervals save time and money

    PRO-active in the cleansing phase

    • proactive cleansing effect with anti-inflammatory properties35) 36) 37)
      • reduces the microbial load35) 37) 38)
      • reduces odours by binding bacteria39)

    PRO-Comfort and flexibility for the patient

    • very high conformability due to the ergonomic and flexible design40)
      • easy and safe to use40)

    PRO Protection and safety for patients and users

    • blue clothing protection layer and supple wound contact layer
      • atraumatic dressing changes34) 41) 42) 43)
      • 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
    Dimensions (cm)REFShipping units (piece)
    10 x 103264010/300
    12.5 x 12.53264110/300
    12.5 x 22.53264210/350
    22 x 223264310/260
    22 x 323264410/90
     
    32

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

     
    33

    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.

     
    34

    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.

     
    35

    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.

     
    36

    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.

     
    37

    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.

     
    38

    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.

     
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    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.

     
    41

    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.

     
    42

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

     
    43

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

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