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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, and is uniform in thickness.

NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
The semi-transparent variance, 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 Dressing
Is primarily indicated for the management of superficial dry or lightly exuding wounds.


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • For Your Patients
  • 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.

Fluid Handling

In vitro data shows that NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings fluid handling capacity in a period of 48h is twice as much as DuoDERM® CGF® Sterile Dressing and DuoDERM Signal® Dressing in (NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings 6.24g/48h, DuoDERM® Dressing 2.31, DuoDERM Signal® Dressing 2.91g/48h)1.


DuoDERM is a trademark of E. R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

Benefits Are

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

How it Works

  • ABOUT
  • SPECIFICATIONS

How Do They Work?


NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings help maintain a physiologically moist wound environment conducive to wound healing. NU-DERM™ Hydrocolloid Dressings helps 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 healing 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.

Not indicated For
Precautions/Contraindications

  • 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.


Directions for use2
 
Site preparation

  1.     1. Prepare the wound according to the appropriate wound management protocol.
  2.     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 2cm to 2.5cm 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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Clnical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.

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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                        

     
     20  HCB102
     
    silvercel dressing

    NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 


     10 HCB204 
     
    Nu-Derm border

    NU-DERM™ Border Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 


     5 HCB106

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

    NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 10cm x 10cm  

     
     5  HCF204
     
    silvercel dressing NU-DERM™ Standard Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing 20cm x 20cm

     10 HCF208 
  • NU-DERM™ Sacral Hydrocolloid Wound Dressing
    PRODUCT dressings per box product code
     
    FS-160x160-nu-derm-hybrocolloid-sacrum-15x18.jpg

    NU-DERM™ Sacral Hydrocolloid Dressing 15cm x 18cm                          

     
    5  HCT101

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

    NU-DERM™ Thin Hydrocolloid Dressing 10cm x 10cm                          

     
    10  HCT100