Hydrogel Dressing 2×2 (12 ct.)
NM5050HG | HCPCS code: A6242
Hydrogel Sheet Dressings In Advanced Wound Care
Hydrogel dressings are semi-transparent, flexible dressings designed to promote optimal moisture balance in dry or slightly draining wounds. Hydrogel sheets are often used by wound care professionals to soften dry, dead tissue and to ease its removal.
What is a Hydrogel Dressing?
Hydrogel dressings contain 90% water in a gel base, designed to donate moisture to the wound bed. These dressings are ideal for wounds that are dry or have minimal drainage.
Our non-adherent, latex-free Hydrogel Dressing Sheet is made up of flexible fibers that swell in response to the drainage level of the wound, adding or donating moisture as necessary to maintain an optimal healing environment.
Hydrogel dressings can also be used to soften dry, devitalized tissue (eschar), assisting the body to remove it and make room for new, healthy tissue.
The high water content in hydrogel dressings creates a cooling sensation that reduces discomfort in painful wounds.
Advantages of Hydrogel Dressings
- promotes moist environment for natural healing (autolytic debridement)
- hydrates and softens devitalized tissue
- non-occlusive, allows gas exchange across surface of wound
- non-adherent, resulting in less pain with removal
- facilitates tissue repair and encourages formation of healthy granulation and epithelial tissue
- analgesic, cooling effect to reduce discomfort and pain
How to Apply Hydrogel Dressings
- Clean with wound cleanser or saline and pat dry
- Cut Hydrogel Dressing sheet to fit the wound bed
- Place Hydrogel Dressing directly on the wound surface
- Cover & secure with adhesive dressing or wrap (i.e. Bordered Foam Dressing, Bordered Gauze Dressing)
- Typical dressing change every 1-7 days, depending on amount of wound drainage
When Should Hydrogel Dressings Be Used?
- dry or slightly moist wounds
- necrotic/nonviable tissue (soft, yellow slough and dry brown eschar)
- partial or full thickness wounds
- traumatic wounds such as skin tears, minor burns
- abrasions and superficial lacerations
- radiation skin damage
- pressure ulcers
- diabetic ulcers
- surgical wounds and skin graft donor sites
Hydrogel Dressings may dry out if not covered with secondary dressing, and are not indicated for wounds with moderate/heavy drainage or severe (3rd degree) burns.