Silicone Wound Contact layer

About Kliniderm Silicone Wound Contact Layer

Kliniderm® Silicone Wound Contact Layer is a transparent, flexible wound dressing. The soft silicone does not stick to the wound surface and reduces trauma to delicate new tissue upon removal. The Kliniderm® Silicone Contact Layer consists of 3 layers: a PET film, a polyurethane net that is one-side coated with a soft silicone and a release film. The middle layer is the functional component and the coated surface should contact the wound. The porous structure of the wound contact layer allows exudate to pass into a secondary absorbent dressing. The wound contact layer prevents the secondary dressing from sticking to the wound and ensures atraumatic dressing changes. The wound contact layer seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk of maceration. High transparency allows wound inspection during application and wear.

Product benefits

  • Single use
  • Porous structure allowing exudate to pass into a secondary dressing
  • High transparency allows wound inspection during application and wear
  • Seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing risk of maceration
  • Does not stick to the wound surface
  • Can remain in place for up to 14 days

Indications

Kliniderm® Silicone Wound Contact Layer is indicated for use in combination with a secondary absorbent dressing on a wide range of exuding wounds, such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Leg (venous and arterial) ulcers
  • First- and second-degree burns
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • It can also be used as wound protective layer on non-exuding wounds and on areas with fragile skin. 

Contra-indications

Do not use on third-degree burns.

Application instructions

  1. Clean the wound area according to good wound care practice. Ensure the peri-wound skin is dry.
  2. Select a suitable size of Kliniderm® Silicone Wound Contact Layer so that the dressing overlaps the wound margins by at least 1 cm. Large wounds may require more overlap. The product may be cut to size with the backing paper still on.
  3. Remove the release film and gently apply the wound contact layer directly on the wound surface; peel-off the dressing carrier and smooth down the dressings edges to ensure good adhesion.
  4. Apply an appropriate secondary absorbent dressing and a retention dressing if needed.
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