Everything you love about foam — and more.
Only AQUACEL® Foam dressings offer comfort, simplicity and the healing benefits of a Hydrofiber® contact layer.
AQUACEL® Foam dressings give you:
A. A waterproof top layer that permits evaporation of excess moisture while protecting against viral/bacterial penetration*1, allowing the patient to shower and bathe
B. A soft, absorbent foam pad to enhance patient comfort and absorb excess fluid
C. A Hydrofiber® layer that gels on contact with wound fluid and helps provide an optimal environment for wound healing
D. A gentle silicone adhesive that provides secure, skin-friendly adhesion, easy removal and demonstrated low potential for dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization2
The Hydrofiber® interface in AQUACEL® Foam dressing:
- Reduces pain while dressing is in situ3-6
- In its gelled state, supports non-traumatic dressing removal
- Does not damage tender, granulating wound tissue during dressing changes
- Upon removal, results in low cellular adhesion in both wet and dry environments*7
What’s more, AQUACEL® Foam dressings can be used as part of a comprehensive protocol to help protect patients from skin breakdown tied to friction and moisture, including complications such as pressure ulcers.
ConvaTec Hydrofiber® Technology gives AQUACEL® dressings powerful capabilities.
*As demonstrated in vitro.
1 AQUACEL® Foam Dressing - Waterproofness, Bacterial and Viral Barrier Testing. WHRI3538 MS069. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc.
2 Repeat Insult Patch Test CW‐0206‐11‐A730. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc.
3 Armstrong SH, Brown DA, Hill E, Ruckley CV. A randomized trial of a new Hydrofiber® dressing, AQUACEL®, and an alginate in the treatment of exuding leg ulcers. Presented at: 5th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management; November 21-24, 1995; Harrogate, UK.
4 Barnea Y, Amir A, Leshem D et al. Clinical comparative study of Aquacel and paraffin gauze dressing for split-skin donor site treatment. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;53(2):132-136.
5 Caruso DM, Foster KN, Blome‐Eberwein SA, et al. Randomized clinical study of Hydrofiber® dressing with silver or silver sulfadiazine in the management of partial‐thickness burns. J Burn Care Res. 2006;27(3):298‐309.
6 Kogan L. Moldavsky M. Szvalb S. Govrin-Yehudain J. Comparative study of Aquacel® and Silverol treatment in burns. Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2004; 17(4):201-207
7 CVT trials 17650 and competitior products: evaluation of cellular adhesion to wound dressings. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc.