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Vliwasorb®

Superabsorbent Wound Dressing

Fields of application

  • wounds with high levels of exudate
  • superficial wounds during the inflammatory phase, e.g. :
    • arterial and venous ulcers
    • burns and scalds (3rd degree: following surgical debridement)
  • postoperative wounds healing by secondary intention
  • laparotomy wounds
  • fistulas

Properties

  • high absorption and retention capacity for wound exudate
  • absorbent core with superabsorbent polymers that absorbs 20 times its own weight
  • saves time and money thanks to fewer dressing changes
  • protects from wound edge maceration and promotes wound healing 5) 6)
  • attractive to patients: 5) 6)
    • thin
    • flexible 5) 6)
    • cushioning
  • reduces the risk of the product adhering to the wound 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11)
  • with clothing protection layer 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11)

To note

  • Do not cut dressing

Advice

  • works very well under compression bandages
  • as a secondary dressing for wounds with high amounts of exudate in combination with dressings for moist wound care

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Superabsorbent polymers absorb many times their own weight in liquid and scarcely release any retained exudate, even under mechanical pressure. The wound edges are protected from maceration. Vliwasorb® can be used to excellent effect under compression bandages.

Vliwasorb® saves time and money thanks to fewer required dressing changes. Less frequent dressing changes allow wounds to rest longer. The absorption and retention of microbes in the wound dressing reduces the risk of infection. 20) 2) 3) 14) The absorption of exudate, slough and debris aids in wound cleansing 15) 6) 7) 8) 9) and the moist wound environment promotes wound healing. 5) 6)

Product composition

polyethylene, polypropylene, cellulose, sodium polyacrylate (superabsorbent polymer)

Ordering information

Vliwasorb®

sterile, individually sealed
Dimensions (cm)REFShipping units (piece)
7.5 x 7.53450010/360
10 x 102450110/360
10 x 202450210/340
20 x 202450310/300
20 x 302690410/180
 
2

Wiegand C, Abel M, Ruth P, Hipler P. Polyacylate-superabsorbers bind inflammatory proteases in vitro. Poster. (2009b) 19th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), 20.-22. May 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

 
3

Wiegand C, Abel M, Ruth P, Hipler UC. 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 Nov;22(11):2583-90.

 
5

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

 
6

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.

 
7

Verrall D, Coulborn A, Bree-Aslan C. Evaluating a super absorbent dressing (Flivasorb) in highly exuding wounds. Br J Nurs. 2010 Apr 8-21;19(7):449-53.

 
8

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.

 
9

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

 
10

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

 
11

In vitro evaluation of the adhesion disposition of Vliwasorb. Interne Daten 06/2012.

 
14

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.

 
15

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

 
20

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.

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