Advazorb Silfix

Hydrophilic foam dressing with soft silicone wound contact layer

Advazorb Silfix

Product Description

Advazorb Silfix and Advazorb Silfix Lite combine the excellent fluid handling capabilities of Advazorb with a layer of atraumatic soft silicone adhesive.

The soft silicone adhesive ensures that the dressing does not stick to the wet surface of a wound bed or cause trauma to delicate new tissue upon dressing removal. This is particularly suited to those patients with friable or delicate skin.

Use

Remove clear liners and apply pink side up to the wound ensuring the dressing covers the entire wound area and a minimum overlap of 2cm around the edges of the wound. Secure in place with tape, appropriate bandage or secondary dressing.

Top tip
The silicone layer on Advazorb Silfix enables the dressing to be placed onto the patient whilst a secondary dressing or bandage is applied for retention. This allows the dressing to be applied by a single health care professional.

Use

Remove clear liners and apply pink side up to the wound ensuring the dressing covers the entire wound area and a minimum overlap of 2cm around the edges of the wound. Secure in place with tape, appropriate bandage or secondary dressing.

Top tip
The silicone layer on Advazorb Silfix enables the dressing to be placed onto the patient whilst a secondary dressing or bandage is applied for retention. This allows the dressing to be applied by a single health care professional.

Indications

Suitable for acute and chronic wounds including: cuts and abrasions, superficial burns, surgical wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and diabetic ulcers

Contra-indications

Arterial bleeds, heavily bleeding wounds and vascular fungating tumours

Ordering

Product Size Stock Code Pack Size HCPCS Code
Advazorb Silfix
3in x 3inCR417710A6209
Advazorb Silfix
3.9in x 3.9inCR417810A6209
Advazorb Silfix
4.9in x 4.9inCR417910A6210
Advazorb Silfix
5.9in x 5.9inCR418010A6210
Advazorb Silfix
3.9in x 7.9inCR418110A6210
Advazorb Silfix
7.9in x 7.9inCR418210A6211
Advazorb Silfix Lite
3in x 3inCR418510A6209
Advazorb Silfix Lite
3.9in x 3.9inCR418610A6209
Advazorb Silfix Lite
4.9in x 4.9inCR418710A6210
Advazorb Silfix Lite
5.9in x 5.9inCR418810A6210
Advazorb Silfix Lite
3.9in x 7.9inCR418910A6210
Advazorb Silfix Lite
7.9in x 7.9inCR420410A6211

Literature

There are no external resouces at this time.

FAQ

1. Is Advazorb Border shower proof?
The backing is waterproof. However due to the hydrophobic nature of silicone if water does come between the skin and the contact layer then adherence will be lost. In an average shower it is showerproof, however in a power shower or for a longer period than normal it may not be.
2. Is there strike through?
No. The backing is waterproof, low friction and prevents strike through.
3. Which direction does it wick?
Wicking is vertical and lateral, ensuring maximum use of all the foam in the dressing.
4. Why would I use Advazorb Border instead of Advazorb Silfix?
Advazorb Silfix is ideal for wounds with fragile skin that require a degree of compression/ secondary fixation. Advazorb Border is ideal for hard to dress wounds where secondary fixation isn't possible/ required.
5. Why are the holes on Advazorb Border so big?
As Advazorb Border doesn't require secondary fixation, and subsequently there isn't additional pressure to enhance the hydrophilic nature of the foam, the larger holes offer a greater surface area of exposed foam enabling the smooth passage of exudate into the dressing.