NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Wound Dressings

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A hydrocolloid in a range of shapes and sizes for your patients.

NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings are designed to help maintain a moist wound environment. There are three variants in the range, available in a variety of shapes and sizes. All dressings are waterproof and will remain in place during showering.

NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
It is conformable, has a top layer of low-friction film, and has bevelled edges all around the product - the border itself is a continuation of the skin-friendly hydrocolloid adhesive material.

NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
It has a top layer of foam, rounded corners

NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
The semi-transparent variant, which is conformable and has a top layer of low-friction film, allows close and easy monitoring of the wound bed without dressing removal.

NU-DERM™ Sacral Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
Designed to help maintain a moist wound environment in the Sacral area.


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

Overview

Managing Exudate

NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing and NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing are primarily indicated for the management of lightly to moderately exuding pressure sores and leg ulcers.

Benefits Are

  • Conformable
  • Comfortable
  • Waterproof
  • Protects wound from external contamination
  • Helps maintain a moist wound environment
  • Skin friendly

How it Works

  • ABOUT
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • MATERIALS FOR DOWNLOAD

How Do They Work?


NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings help maintain a physiologically moist wound environment conducive to wound healing. NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings help protect wounds against external contamination. 

The dressing material interacts with wound exudate to form a soft gel. Due to the matrix formulation of the hydrocolloid material, most of the gel is removed together with the dressing, resulting in little or no damage to the newly formed tissue. The semi-transparent (Thin) variant is conformable and has a top layer of low-friction film, allowing close and easy monitoring of the wound bed without dressing removal.

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Product Components

NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Wound Dressings consist of a wound contact layer of hydrocolloids. The top layer is either a semi-permeable polyurethane film (BORDER and THIN), or a film-coated polyurethane foam (STANDARD).

Product description/mode of action and clinical benefits
NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Wound Dressings are sterile hydrocolloid wound dressings designed to maintain a moist wound environment. A moist wound environment supports the wound healing process by encouraging autolytic debridement, thus enabling granulation to proceed under optimum conditions. The dressing material interacts with wound exudate to form a soft gel. Due to the matrix formulation of the hydrocolloid material, most of the gel is removed together with the dressing, resulting in little or no damage to the newly formed tissue. The BORDER product is conformable, has a top layer of low-friction film, and has bevelled edges all around the product. The border itself is a continuation of the skin friendly hydrocolloid adhesive material.
 
The STANDARD product has a top layer of foam and rounded corners.

The semi-transparent THIN product, which is conformable and has a top layer of low-friction film, allows close and easy monitoring of the wound bed without dressing removal.

The dressings are waterproof and remain in place during showering. They protect the wound against bacterial contamination.

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
  • APPLICATIONS

Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.

When To Use Them?

NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings are designed to help maintain a moist wound environment on non to moderately exuding wounds. NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings help maintain a moist wound environment encouraging autolytic debridement, thus enabling granulation to proceed under optimum conditions.

NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Dressing is primarily indicated for the management of superficial dry to lightly exuding wounds, postoperative wounds, and superficial wounds and abrasions; however it is also useful on small wounds towards the end of the healing phase.

Precautions/Contraindications
NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings are not indicated for:

  • Dermal ulcers involving muscle, tendon and exposed bone.
  • Consult a physician prior to using NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing on lesions caused by tuberculosis, syphilis or deep fungal infections, cancer and wounds at high risk of infection.
  • Third-degree burns.
  • Clinically infected wounds.

Site preparation

  1.     Prepare the wound according to the appropriate wound management protocol.
  2.     Ensure skin surrounding the wound is dry.


Dressing selection

Choose the size and shape of dressing which is most suitable. The dressing should extend (¾" to 1") beyond the wound margin.

Dressing application

  1. With one hand, grasp the white release paper at end and partially peel back.
  2. With the other hand, grasp the clear film with arrows.
  3. Apply the exposed part of the dressing, centering it over the wound bed and press in place.
  4. Remove the paper release liner completely and secure the adhesive to skin.
  5. Remove the clear film release liner from the other side of the dressing and secure the adhesive to skin.
  6. Ensure all edges are smooth and firmly secured.


Difficult to dress wounds

Difficult to dress wounds, like the heel/elbow and sacral areas need special attention. Use the dressings specifically designed for those locations.


Heel /Elbow

  1.  Remove both parts of the protective liner system.
  2. Place the dressing on the heel or elbow, leaving the pre-cut “flaps” detached.
  3. Affix the side flaps to wrap the heel or elbow.
  4. Affix the center flap.

The dressing can be applied either with the straight edge at the top or bottom
depending on the location of the wound.


Sacral

  1. Remove the white release liner from the back of the dressing.
  2. Grasp the two clear release films with arrows at each edge of the dressing.
  3. Place exposed adhesive portion by first placing the “hinge” into the area between the buttocks.
  4. Remove the clear release films and secure the two edges to the skin.
  5. Ensure all edges are smooth and firmly secured.


Removal technique/dressing frequency

Change the dressing after a maximum of 7 days or when full absorbency has been reached. In case of leakage the dressing should be changed immediately. It is essential for proper wound management to avoid trauma to the intact skin.

  1. Press down gently on the skin and carefully lift the dressing starting at one edge.
  2. Pull towards the centre of the wound until the dressing is removed.
  3. Irrigate/clean the wound if necessary.


Is a secondary dressing required?

No.


Packaging/storage

Do not re-use. Do not use if package is damaged.
Do not re-sterilise. Store below 25°C.

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  • NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
    PRODUCT Dressings per box  product code
     
    activac therapy system

    NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 2" x 2"

     

    20 Eaches per Tray
    5 Trays per carton

     HCB102
     
    silvercel dressing

    NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 4" x 4"


    10 Eaches per Tray
    6 Trays per carton
    HCB204 
     
    Nu-Derm border

    NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 6" x 6"


    5 Eaches per Tray
    4 Trays per carton
    HCB106

  • NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
    PRODUCT Dressings per box  product code
     
    activac therapy system

    NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 4" x 4"

     
    5 Eaches per Tray
    10 Trays per carton
     HCF204
     
    silvercel dressing NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 8" x 8"

    5 Eaches per Tray
    4 Trays per carton
    HCF208 
  • NU-DERM™ Sacral Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
    PRODUCT dressings per box product code
     
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    NU-DERM™ Sacral Hydrocolloid Dressing 6" x 7"                        

     
    5 Eaches per Tray
    4 Trays per carton
     HCS100

  • NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
    PRODUCT dressings per box product code
     
    activac therapy system

    NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Dressing 4" x 4"                     

     
    10 Eaches per Tray
    10 Trays per carton
     HCT101