FAQ for sterile assortment

DryMax Wound Care dressings are indicated for use on exuding wounds.

Since the dressings swell during absorption DryMax Wound Care should not be used on dry wounds, eyes, mucous membranes, tendons or in wound cavities. The dressings should not be used on persons with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.

Yes. For a good product performance, it is always important that the DryMax Wound Care dressings have close contact to the wound.

Yes. If extreme capacity is needed the products can be used on top of each other. The dressings are dual-sided, absorb from both sides and are therefore stackable.

No. DryMax Wound Care can be applied as a primary dressing, using either side of the dressing directly towards the exuding wound for good absorption and retention of excessive exudate – while providing a moist wound environment.

DryMax Wound Care dressings can also be used as a complement to other primary dressings. In this case, it is important to choose products that work well with the DryMax dressing. A dressing with a film or a hydrophobic top layer will prevent the exudate to reach the DryMax superabsorbent surface and core.

Yes. However, it is not advised to use traditional creams (emollient/aqueous creams) or ointments underneath DryMax Extra Easy, that has gentle soft tack-properties, since such products may reduce the adhesion ability.

Yes. DryMax Wound Care dressings need to be secured. Bandaging products such as compression or cohesive retention bandages, surgical tape, other adhesive tapes and film dressings can be used. A suitable fixation method should be selected after considering the required treatment and the condition of the wound environment.

No.

Choose a size where the core edge of the dressing overlaps the wound by minimum 2 cm.

No.

To avoid complete saturation, DryMax Wound Care dressings should be monitored regularly in accordance with best practice in the management of exuding wounds.

As long as the product is used on exuding wounds, DryMax Wound Care dressings do not dry out the wound. The exudate is locked into the dressing and a moist wound environment is maintained. DryMax Wound Care products should not be used on dry wounds, mucous membranes, tendons or eyes.

DryMax Wound Care dressings can be used instead of alginates, hydrocolloids, hydrofibers, foams and cellulose fluff-dressings – for management of exuding wounds. In most cases the DryMax Wound Care dressings will require fewer dressing changes due to the high absorption and retention capacity.

Yes.

No. There is no such issue; DryMax dressings in combination with compression therapy will not cause extra pressure since the pressure from the bandage will decrease over time. If swollen legs are bandaged with compression therapy, the swelling usually decreases.

No.

Many users – both patients and clinicians – often experience and remark a reduction in odour when DryMax Wound Care dressings are used, with a positive impact on the quality of life for the patient.

Yes. The DryMax Wound Care dressings absorb wound exudate and lock it into the superabsorbent core. This feature prevents maceration of the wound edges and peri-wound skin.

Dressing removal can be facilitated by moistening the dressing.

Consult your healthcare professional.

Discard the dressing as a clinical waste according to local regulations.

Wash away the gel from the wound.

To maximize the dressing capacity; place the dressing so that the main part of the product is in the direction of gravity – due to the fact that exudates travel downwards.