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Product description

Suitable for highly exuding wounds

Fast absorption, distribution and retention of exudate enable full utilization of the absorption capacity with minimal risk of maceration and leakage, even in highly exuding wounds.

Moist wound healing environment for faster healing

The hydrocapillary pad rapidly absorbs exudate vertically and distributes it horizontally. A non-adherent wound contact layer helps maintain a moist wound healing environment for faster healing.

All-in-one simple to use wound dressing

Compared to other highly absorbing dressings, Biatain® Super is a cost-effective solution with no need for additional wound contact layers (4).

Mode of action

The super-absorbent particles absorb and retain high amounts of exudate. Fibres distribute the exudate through the pad to maximize absorption. A high moisture vapour transmission rate contributes to the superior exudate management capabilities.

Composition

Biatain® Super consists of a super-absorbent hydrocapillary pad with a semi-permeable, water- and bacteria-proof top film, a hydrocolloid component for the adhesion and a non-adhesive wound contact layer. It is available in both an adhesive and non-adhesive version.

Usage

Biatain® Super can be used for the treatment of a wide range of exuding wounds, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, second-degree burns, surgical wounds and skin abrasions. Biatain® Super is suitable for use under compression therapy.

REFERENCES

1. Morris L. Descriptive evaluation of Alione Hydrocapillary dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2003: 12(10): 630-35.

2. Norkus A et al. Use of a Hydrocapillary dressing in the management of highly exuding ulcers: a comparative study. Journal of Wound Care 2005: 14(9):429-32.

3. Karlsmark T et al. Hydrocapillary dressings to manage exudate in venous leg ulcers. British Journal of Nursing 2004: 13(6): S29-S35.

4. Grothier L. Cost effectiveness and improved patient outcomes using a super-absorbent dressing. Journal of Community Nursing 2013: 27(3):21-24.



Recommended for cavity filling

The design and the structural integrity of the dressing allow you to cut the dressing and make it fit to wounds of many sizes, shapes and depths. The dressing will conform to the wound bed, which is important for the wound healing process.

High dressing integrity

The high dressing integrity allows for one-piece removal of the dressing with minimal pain and trauma (1,2).

Minimized risk of leakage and maceration

The superior absorption of Biatain® Alginate (1,2) and the gel formation, which locks the exudate inside the dressing, prevent leakage that can damage the periwound skin.

Documented hemostatic effect

Contrary to hydrofibre dressings, Biatain® Alginate has documented hemostatic effect, i.e. the ability to arrest blood flow in minor bleedings due to the release of calcium ions from the dressing (4,5).

Mode of action

On contact with wound exudate, Biatain® Alginate converts to a soft, cohesive gel that provides an optimal moist wound healing environment (2).

Product composition

Biatain® Alginate is an alginate dressing consisting of 85% alginate and 15% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).

Usage

Biatain® Alginate can be used on all moderate to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds. Biatain® Alginate may assist in supporting the control of minor bleeding in superficial wounds. Biatain® Alginate can be used with compression therapy. Biatain® Alginate should not be used on dry or lightly exuding wounds or to control heavy bleeding. Biatain® Alginate is indicated for pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, donor sites or traumatic wounds.

REFERENCES

1. Thomas S et al. www.dressings.org/TechnicalPublications/PDF/Coloplast-Dressings-Testing-2003-2004.pdf

2. Timmons J. Alginate and hydrofiber dressings. Professional Nurse 1999:14(7).

3. http://www.worldwidewounds.com/1998/june/Alginates-FAQ/alginates-questions.html

4. Segal HC et al. The effects of alginate and non-alginate wound dressings on blood coagolation and platelet activation. Journal of Biomaterials Applications 1998:249-57.

5. Elalamy I and Robert F. Etude in vitro des effets proactivateurs plaquettaires de deux pansements: Alginate pur (Algostéril) et Alginate-CMC (SeaSorb Soft), etude sur plasma riche en plaquettes. CPC France 2007.

Key benefits

  • The unique dressing integrity allows for one-piece removal of the dressing.

Biatain Alginate has a documented hemostatic effect.

  • Contrary to hydrofibre dressings, alginate dressings have a hemostatic effect, i.e. the ability to arrest blood flow in minor bleedings due to the release of calcium ions from the dressing.

Biatain Alginate is ideal for cavity filling.

  • The design and the structural integrity of the dressing allow you to cut the dressing and make it fit to any size, shape or depth of a wound.
  • The dressing will conform to the wound bed, which is important for the wound healing process.
  • Biatain Alginate is available as dressing and ribbon.