What is DuoDERM CGF dressing used for?

What is DuoDERM CGF dressing used for?

DuoDERM ® CGF ® dressing is indicated for use on dermal ulcers including full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers (Stage II-IV), leg ulcers, superficial wounds, partial thickness burns and donor sites.

When should you not use DuoDERM?

One of the advantages to using DuoDerm is that, unlike other dressings, it can be placed on wet wounds and wet surrounding skin and will remain in place due to the product’s ‘wet tact’. Because DuoDerm essentially creates a moisture barrier, they should not be used on people with infected bed sores.

Does the sticky side of DuoDERM go on the wound?

Remove the “´top´” white release paper, being careful to minimize finger contact with the adhesive surface. Hold the adhesive side of the dressing over the wound. Align the dressing with the center of the wound. Gently apply the center part of the dressing.

How do you use DuoDERM on a wound?

Guidelines for patients with Duoderm dressings

  1. Gently peel back Duoderm from the skin starting with a corner- it may be firmly stuck but is relatively painless to pull off.
  2. Clean wound with water and remove ooze.
  3. Remove the white paper backing from the fresh piece of Duoderm and apply smoothly over the wound.

How long should DuoDERM stay on a wound?

The dressings keep nerve endings moist, which helps to provide relief from discomfort. 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.

How often should DuoDERM be changed?

The dressing should be changed when clinically indicated, when strikethrough occurs or a maximum of seven days after application. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals.

Why does DuoDERM turn white?

As your deroofed blister weeps, the hydrocolloid material absorbs the fluid and turns into a gel. From the outside, it looks like a white bubble. The dressing remains waterproof the whole time. The white bubble is a sign that your blister is healing.

When do you change DuoDERM CGF?

* 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.

How do you use CGF dressing?

Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the center of the dressing with the center of the wound. Gently roll the dressing into place over the wound and mold it into place. Secure the edges of the dressing with medical or adhesive tape, if extra security is desired.

When can I stop using hydrocolloid dressing?

Generally, hydrocolloid dressings last from 3 to 7 days. Sometimes a hydrocolloid dressing starts coming up at the edges earlier. If so, it needs to be changed earlier. Because they keep the wound moist and protected, the wound does not need to be cleaned daily.

Why does DuoDERM go white?