ConvaTec DuoDERM CGF Wound Dressing for Treating Pressure Ulcers
By definition, a pressure ulcer is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying tissue that typically occurs when the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis is compressed between bone and external hard surfaces. When some combination of friction, shearing, or other force is introduced and on a repetitive basis a significant wound may ensue. It is not uncommon to find pressure ulcers on those confined to a wheelchair or bedrest for significant periods of time without enough relief to allow for optimal healing.
An important part of pressure ulcer care is found with the dressing applied to the wound. One brand that has made its mark in this capacity is ConvaTec, namely for its DuoDERM CGF wound dressing solution, an adherent dressing system dedicated solely to the effective management of exuding wounds. If you’re suffering from a pressure ulcer you will want to add this superior ConvaTec product to your medicine cabinet right away. Here’s why.
Why ConvaTec’s DuoDERM CGF Wound Dressing Offers One of the Most Effective Pressure Ulcer Treatment Solutions in Canada
Directly Promotes Healing
When most people consider wound dressing, they look at it as nothing more than a sanitary barrier against contaminants. While ConvaTec’s DuoDERM CGF wound dressing certainly serves in this capacity, it offers so much more when it comes to wound healing – it’s a dedicated treatment solution.
When applied at the right point in time (as detailed by your physician) during the healing process it promotes granulation. Granulation represents the growth of new connective tissue and microscopic blood vessels that form on the surface of a wound throughout the healing phase. It also facilitates autolytic debridement, which is a natural process where which the body tasks its own enzymes and moisture to re-hydrate, soften, liquefy and ultimately remove necrotic tissue, contaminants, and bacteria from the wound. This miracle of Mother Nature is supported by semiocclusive dressings containing hydrocolloids. DuoDERM’s Control Gel Formula (CFG) indeed contains hydrocolloids, making the dressing a hydrocolloid, moisture-retentive wound dressing that is applied to treat both partial and full-thickness wounds with exudate.
It’s important to note that not all hydrocolloids are alike, as this DuoDERM CFG dressing incorporates a distinctive ConvaTec hydrocolloid formulation that is unmatched anywhere in the Canadian health and wellness marketplace. For this reason DuoDERM CGF dressing is well-indicated for Stage II to IV pressure ulcers among other moderately exudating (secreting) wounds in addition to second degree burns and donor sites (where skin has been taken to cover a wound on another part of the body).
Conforms to Fit
Considering everything above, there’s no denying ConvaTec DuoDERM CGF formula’s role in the effective healing of pressure ulcers. But what about the dressing itself? Is it comfortable? Does it fit with the counters of the body (wherever the wound may be) to ensure optimal adhesion so that there are no gaps between the wound and dressing, gaps that allow for contaminant entry? Absolutely. Available in a variety of square and rectangle dimensions there is a size appropriate to your wound today, and as it reduces in size over time. The dressings are so comfortable that patients often report forgetting that they are wearing them. ConvaTec DuoDERM CGF dressings are seamlessly and softly molded into place and can be worn for up to seven days which reduces the need for frequent dressing changes. This latter benefit also helps reduce your overall cost of dressing a pressure ulcer.
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