Silicone Sacrum Border Foam is suitable for dressing sacral pressure ulcers. The dressing absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound-healing environment whilst minimising the risk of maceration.
The manufacturers have identified no absolute contra-indications to the use of Silicone Sacrum Border Foam
Method of use
The wound contact surface of the dressing is protected with a divided plastic film, which must be removed before use. If clinically indicated, the wound should be cleaned and the surrounding skin thoroughly dried before application of the dressings. If additional fixation is required this should only be applied around the margins of the dressing.
Frequency of Change
The interval between changes will normally be determined by the amount of exudate produced by the wound, but the dressing may be left in place for several days on clean non-infected wounds.
The presence of clinical infection does not preclude the use of Silicone Sacrum Border Foam provided that appropriate antimicrobial therapy is also provided.
Sloughy wounds dressed with Silicone Sacrum Border Foam may initially appear to increase in size due to autolytic debridement promoted by the moist conditions produced beneath the dressing. This is normal and to be expected.
Silicone Sacrum Border Foam should be stored in dry conditions below 35C (95F).
Silicone Sacrum Border Foam is supplied individually wrapped in paper/plastic laminated peel pouches, sterilised by ethylene oxide.