Ultra Foam Dressing 2×2 (25 ct.)
NM505OUF | HCPCS: A6209
Foam dressings are absorbent, non-adherent dressings that draw moisture and debris away from the wound bed and protect intact skin from damage related to pressure and friction.
Since this Ultra Foam Dressing has no adhesive, a secondary dressing such as Silicone Absorbent or Bordered Gauze should be used to hold it in place. Foam dressings can also be used under bandages, wraps or compression stockings.
For an all-in-one solution, see our Bordered Foam Dressings which combine Ultra Foam with a thin clear adhesive waterproof border.
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 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 Foam Dressings
- clean with wound cleanser or saline, pat dry
- cut foam to approximately 1 inch larger than wound
- cover & secure with secondary dressing if indicated (secondary dressing not required with Bordered Foam Dressing)
- recommended dressing change every 3-7 days, depending on amount of wound drainage
Uses for 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: 5 oz