Instructions for Use
1) First clean the wound by rinsing with sterile saline or Ringer solution. Remove the release paper from the dressing. 2) Ensure that the surrounding . . . Continue reading
Indications, Precautions & Contraindications
Indications CUTINOVA Hydro is indicated for moderately to highly exuding wounds such as:* Leg ulcers * Pressure ulcers * First and second degree . . . Continue reading
CUTINOVA Hydro is a Hydro-selective, self-adhesive, sterile wound dressing consisting of two layers - a polyurethane gel matrix and a polyurethane top-film which is waterproof and acts as a bacterial barrier. Waterproof and bacteria-proof The outer polyurethane layer of CUTINOVA Hydro is waterproof and . . . More details
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 selectively absorbs mainly water from wound exudate, but leaves the patient's own growth factors and proteins in the wound6. Growth factors and other natural proteins are known to be essential agents in wound healing.