Bordered Foam Dressing 2×2 (10 ct.)
NM5050BF | HCPCS: A6212
Foam dressings are absorbent, non-adherent dressings that draw moisture and debris away from the wound bed and provide a barrier from environmental contaminants. These dressings can also be to protect intact skin from damage related to pressure and friction.
This Bordered Foam dressing 2×2 has a thin, clear adhesive border and non-stick foam center pad.
What is a Foam Dressing?
Foam dressings are made up of fibers with small open cells that form an absorbent, sponge-like material. These open cells draw up drainage and debris from the wound bed, promoting a moist healing environment for natural healing.
Foam dressings are non-adherent and provide thermal insulation while acting as a protective cushion over the healing wound bed. These dressings allow water vapor across the surface of the wound, but block fluids, bacteria, and other contaminants from entering.
Foam dressings can also be used to protect intact skin from friction and to cushion and offload pressure over bony areas, reducing the risk of breakdown.
Advantages of Bordered Foam Dressings
- absorb minimal to heavy drainage
- provide thermal insulation to maintain ideal wound surface temperature for faster healing
- semi-permeable, allow gas/vapor to escape but block water and contaminants from entering
- promote moist wound environment, optimal for natural healing
- protective cushion for healing wound bed or fragile, intact skin
- fill “dead” space in deep cavity wounds
- non-adherent, reducing pain and trauma with removal
- appropriate for use under compression
How to Apply Bordered Foam Dressings
- clean with wound cleanser or saline, pat dry
- remove paper backing and place Bordered Foam Dressing on wound with adhesive side down
- starting from center blue line, peel away both sides of top film, holding dressing in place and smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles as film is removed
- recommended dressing change every 3-7 days, depending on amount of wound drainage
Uses for Bordered Foam Dressings
- wounds with small to large amounts of drainage
- pressure ulcers (stages II-IV)
- venous stasis ulcers
- infected wounds
- painful wounds
- may be used under compression
- wounds with red granulation tissue or soft necrotic tissue (slough)
- hypergranulation tissue (excessive or raised granulation tissue extending above skin surface)
- shallow, draining wounds
- deep cavity wounds
- fragile intact skin
Considerations for Foam Dressings
- may require secondary dressing to hold in place (no secondary dressing required with Bordered Foam Dressing which features hypoallergenic adhesive border)
- not indicated for dry (non-draining) wounds, dry necrotic tissue (eschar), 3rd degree burns, or sinus tracts
Weight: 3.5 oz