Cutinova® Hydro Selective Dressing

Cutinova® Hydro Selective Dressing

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CUTINOVA ™ Hydro is a unique, hydro-active polyurethane matrix with an embedded super-absorber providing maximum exudate absorption. The special structure of this dressing offers the unique action of absorbing water from the wound fluid.

  • Waterproof
  • Helps to prevent bacterial contamination
  • Water vapor permeable
  • Highly absorbent, even under compression
  • Does not break down in the wound
  • Conformable
  • Semi-transparent
  • Self-adhesive

  • Benefits

    Waterproof and bacteria-proof
    The outer polyurethane layer of CUTINOVA ™ Hydro is waterproof and bacteriaproof, which helps reduce the risk of infection and prevents cross contamination. It also allows the patient to shower or bathe without requiring a dressing change.

    Water vapor permeable
    CUTINOVA ™ Hydro allows gaseous exchange and promotes a moist wound environment to help encourage the physiological wound closure process. The breathable outer surface of CUTINOVA ™ Hydro therefore allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.

    Highly absorbent, even under compression
    Super absorbent particles within CUTINOVA ™ Hydro absorb and lock away excess wound fluid, even under compression. Absorbed wound fluid cannot be squeezed out. CUTINOVA ™ Hydro therefore helps to minimize the risk of maceration and reduces the number of dressing changes required, saving nursing time.

    Does not break down in the wound
    Unlike hydrocolloids, CUTINOVA ™ Hydro remains intact when in contact with exudate and leaves no gel or dressing debris in the wound. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the carer and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum.

    CUTINOVA ™ Hydro is highly conformable and molds to all parts of the body for easy application and patient comfort. Several dressings can be overlapped to suit all wound sizes.

    CUTINOVA ™ Hydro is semi-transparent which allows the carer to observe the condition of the underlying wound without needing to remove the dressing. This reduces unnecessary dressing changes, minimizes trauma to the wound and saves nursing time.

    CUTINOVA ™ Hydro adheres well to dry skin but will not stick to the wound. This ensures secure fixation but avoids painful dressing removal.

    CUTINOVA ™ Hydro is indicated for moderately to highly exuding wounds such as:
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • First and second degree burns

  • Contraindications / Precautions
  • When used on clinically infected wounds, wounds must be inspected regularly, dressings changed daily and appropriate antibiotic therapy administered.
  • The use of oxidizing agents e.g. hydrogen peroxide and hypochlorite solutions should be avoided with CUTINOVA ™ Hydro.
  • CUTINOVA ™ Hydro will not be effective if used on wounds covered with black necrotic eschar unless some exudate is present or a hydrogel is used (e.g. INTRASITE ™ Gel).

  • Contraindications
  • Full thickness wounds with exposed muscle, bone or tendon
  • Wounds surrounded by fragile skin
  • Third degree burns

  • Instructions for Use:
    Step 1
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  • First clean the wound by rinsing with sterile saline or Ringer solution. Remove the release paper from the dressing.

  • Step 2
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  • Ensure that the surrounding skin is clean and dry. Apply the dressing to the cleansed wound overlapping the wound edges by at least 3/4".

  • Step 3
  • CUTINOVA ™ Hydro needs no additional fixation because it is self-adherent. However, depending on the location of the wound, a border of extra dressing fixation is recommended to prevent dressing from rolling (e.g. OPSITE ™ FLEXIFIX ™ or HYPAFIX ™).

  • Step 4
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  • The frequency of dressing change depends on the level of wound exudate.Change dressing when a whitish blister forms up to the edges of the dressing. The interval between the changes is one to several days depending on exudate level. A dressing change is required at least once a week.

  • Step 5
  • Dressing change is easy because CUTINOVA ™ Hydro can be removed completely from the wound. Cleanse the wound as required before applying a new dressing.
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