mundicare® Woundaid® Dressings FAQ

 

What are Woundaid® dressings?

mundicare® Woundaid® dressings are a range of advanced dressings. There are 2 categories of dressings in this range; foam and hydrocolloid and 3 types of dressings under these categories:

F: Film adhesive (foam)

H: Hydrocolloid

N: Non-adhesive (foam)

How do Woundaid® foam dressings work?

Woundaid® foam dressings, F and N, create the optimal moist wound healing environment, by absorbing and retaining exudate. They are designed with small pore technology to minimise pain associated with dressing changes.

How do Woundaid® hydrocolloid dressings work?

Woundaid® hydrocolloid H dressings are dual layer dressings, with an absorptive layer that maintains a moist wound environment by absorbing exudate, and a waterproof film that protects the wound from external contamination.

What sizes are Woundaid® dressings available in?

  • Woundaid® F 5 x 10
  • Woundaid® F 10 x 10
  • Woundaid® H 5×10
  • Woundaid® H 10 x 10
  • Woundaid® N 5 x 10 x 0.2
  • Woundaid® N 10 x 10 x 0.2
  • Woundaid® N 10 x 10 x 0.5
  • Woundaid® N 10 x 20 x 0.5
  • Woundaid® N 20 x 20 x 0.5

What are Woundaid® dressings indicated for?

Woundaid® N dressings is indicated for:

  • Minor burns
  • Weeping wounds
  • Skin tears

The indications when used under the supervision of a healthcare professional include:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pressure sores
  • Donor sites

Woundaid® F is indicated for:

  • Minor burns
  • Blisters
  • Grazes
  • Lacerations

The indications when used under the supervision of a healthcare professional include:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pressure sores
  • Donor sites
  • Post-operative wounds

Woundaid® H is indicated for:

  • Minor burns
  • Blisters
  • Lacerations

 

How should I remove a dressing?

All Woundaid® dressings can be removed by slowly peeling one corner of the dressing and gently peeling the dressing back onto itself.

Can Woundaid® dressings be cut?

Woundaid® N and H can be cut to size.  These dressings should be cut to a size that extends over the wound edges by about 2cm.

Woundaid® F cannot be cut due to adhesive film.

How should Woundaid® dressings be stored?

Woundaid® dressings should be stored away from sunlight, in a dry space. Store below 30°C.

How much exudate absorption do Woundaid® dressings have?

Can a Woundaid® dressing be used more than once?

Woundaid® dressings are sterile until opened and designed for single use only.

How long can I wear a dressing?

Dressings should be changed according to the clinical condition of the wound, or when saturated. If the condition of the wound deteriorates, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

For Woundaid® N and F

Inspect the dressing frequently and change once exudate is visible or approaches 1.5cm from the edge of the dressing. Woundaid® N and F should be changed at least every 5 days.

For Woundaid® H

Woundaid® hydrocolloid dressings should be removed once the dressing does not swell up anymore or if the exudate leaks.

Once the dressing absorbs exudate, it turns white and swells upwards. Inspect the dressing frequently and change once the dressing does not swell anymore or if the exudate leaks. Woundaid® H should be changed at least every 2-3 days.

Where can I purchase Woundaid® dressings?

Woundaid® dressings have recently been launched in Australia and will be available in retail pharmacies.

Can I get Woundaid® dressings wet?

Woundaid® dressings F and H are water resistant.

Woundaid® N is not water resistant and should not be exposed to water.