Expert in desloughing

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Rope with poly-absorbent fibres ans sterile probe

Desloughing and managing exudate:

  • Absorbs exudate, traps and retains slough and bacteria
  • Is removed in one piece
  • Provides atraumatic and painfree dressing changes

 

 

Composition

UrgoClean Rope is a rope with poly-absorbent fibres and sterile probe

 

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Poly-absorbent fibres

Desloughing

High-efficacy poly-absorbent fibres trap the sloughy residue within the dressing. These residues will then be absorbed and retained by the dressing structure to aid removal, and prepare the wound for improved healing.

Gelling and binding of the sloughy residue

  • Trapping of slough

Absorption

The polyacrylate fibres in UrgoClean Rope are highly absorbent, gelling on contact with exudate for effective absorption, with no lateral spread of exudate. UrgoClean Rope has the capacity to absorb up to 20g/dressing whereas Aquacel® Rope only absorbs 15g/dressing on average.

One-piece removal

  • Gel blocking

Minimal discomfort on removal*

The strength of the fibres due to the acrylic core in the UrgoClean Rope mean the dressing can be removed in one piece, facilitating removal of the dressing.**

* Painfree removal in 87% of cases
** Easy or very easy removal in 98% of cases
* / ** issued from clinical study: S. Meaume et al. Evaluation of the pain on removal, acceptability and efficacy of UrgoClean® Rope, in the local treatment of acute or chronic cavity wounds

 

  • One piece removal

OTHER PROPERTIES

The poly-absorbent fibres of UrgoClean Rope has shown to trap bacteria1 and provide haemostatic2 properties

1 in vitro study, data on file Urgo.
2 in vitro study, data on file Urgo.

 

With UrgoClean wounds are safely prepared for better healing.

Mode of action

In contact with exudate, the poly-absorbent polyacrylate fibres of UrgoClean gel, swell and bind to the sloughy residue, absorbing and draining it to aid elimination. The creation of this gel maintains a moist environment, in contact with the wound, which promotes the healing of desloughed areas, trapping exudate and preventing their lateral diffusion.

Mode of action


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Benefits for the wound

  • Desloughing properties
  • Trapping of slough
  • Absorption and retention of exudate : protection of peri-wound skin
  • Absorption controlled
  • Bacteria trapping
  • One piece removal: no need to retrieve fragments of a dressing left in the wound bed
  • One piece removal
  • Moist wound healing
  • Haemostatic properties

benefits-for-professionnalBenefits for health professionals

  • Safe desloughing
  • Time saving treatment (facilitates mechanical debridement)
  • Exudate management
  • Gel blocking
  • One piece removal: no need to retrieve fragments of a dressing left in the wound bed
  • One piece removal
  • Easy to apply
    • Rope with a probe to facilitate application
  • Easy to remove with painfree dressing changes
  • Clinically proven

benefits-for-patientBenefits for patients

  • No adherence to the wound: Painfree dressing changes
  • Well tolerated
  • Very conformable and comfortable
  • One piece removal: no need to retrieve fragments of a dressing left in the wound bed, disturbing healing
  • One piece removal

UrgoClean® Rope is indicated for the desloughing phase of exuding cavity and sinus wounds, chronic wounds (leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers), acute (traumatic), post-operative and oncological wounds.

Contraindications

  • Do not use in fistula wounds with a diameter less than that of the probe.
  • Do not use on dry wounds
  • Do not use as surgical packing (non-resorbable rope).
  • Do not use in endo-nasal area in rhino-sinus surgery.

Instructions for use

  • Clean the wound as per local protocol and rinse with normal saline.
  • The use of UrgoClean Rope does not dispense with the need for associated mechanical debridement when required.
  • Open the blister seal.
  • Use the probe to assess the depth of the wound if necessary.
  • UrgoClean Rope can be cut (widthways) using sterile scissors to fit the rope length to the wound depth if necessary.
  • Loosely apply UrgoClean Rope directly into the wound, taking care not to exert any excessive pressure.
  • In the event of a low exuding wound, moisten with normal saline before applying UrgoClean Rope.
  • Ensure that the rope remains visible, accessible and easy to remove from the cavity wound.
  • Cover UrgoClean Rope with a secondary dressing suitable for the location and level of wound exudate.
  • UrgoClean Rope should be changed every 1 to 2 days during the wound desloughing phase, then as often as required depending on the exudate volume and the clinical condition of the wound
  • Ensure that the UrgoClean Rope is completely removed from the wound.

To know more: video – application UrgoClean Rope

Precautions for use

  • Due to the non-occlusive nature of this dressing, UrgoClean Rope can be used on infected wounds under close medical supervision.
  • During the desloughing process, the wound may appear to enlarge due to gradual removal of sloughy tissue.
  • Limit contact between the probe and the wound and do not leave the probe in the wound.
  • Discard the probe after use, along with any unused parts of UrgoClean Rope.
  • Check that the sterility protector is intact before use.
  • Single-use, individual and sterile packaging: re-using a simple-use product may lead to risks of infection.
  • Do not re-sterilise the rope or the probe
  • Do not swallow.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

Sizes availableURGOCLEAN MECHE 3D

  • 5 cm x 40 cm
  • 2.5 cm x 40 cm

 


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Product

What is UrgoClean Rope?

UrgoClean Rope is a poly-absorbent fibres rope with a high absorption and desloughing capacity.

How does UrgoClean Rope work?

When in contact with exudate, the poly-absorbent polyacrylate fibres gel, swell and bind to the sloughy residue, absorbing and draining it to aid elimination. The creation of this gel maintains a moist environment in contact with the wound which promotes the healing of the desloughed areas and also prevents lateral diffusion by trapping exudate.

What is the absorption capacity of UrgoClean Rope compared to other dressings?

UrgoClean Rope absorbs 20g/dressing, greater than hydrofibre rope (Aquacel rope: 15g/dressing).

Why is UrgoClean Rope efficient at desloughing wounds?

The poly-absorbent fibres of UrgoClean Rope have a high absorption capacity.

How do you explain the removal in one piece?

The poly-absorbent fibres of UrgoClean Rope have an ultra-resistant acrylic core, ensuring strong integrity on removal, even after gelling in contact with the wound.

What is the difference between hydro-desloughing fibres and hydrofibres?

Hydrofibres are hydrocolloid fibres which gel and maintain a moist environment and absorb exudate.
Poly-absorbent fibres promote desloughing, absorbs exudate with no risk of maceration, trap bacteria limiting bacterial proliferation and support clotting.

Why does UrgoClean Rope not have any soft-adherent TLC?

The rope was developed without soft-adherent TLC to facilitate application in cavity wounds.

Are the fibers resorbable and biodegradable?

No.

Indications

When should I use UrgoClean Rope?

UrgoClean® Rope is indicated for the desloughing phase of exuding cavity and sinus wounds, chronic wounds (leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers), acute (traumatic), post-operative and oncological wounds.

Can I use UrgoClean Rope during the granulation stage?

Yes.

Can I use UrgoClean Rope on dry wounds?

In the case of black necrosis (escar), the wound must be debrided before using UrgoClean Rope. If the wound is dry, it should be moistened with normal saline before applying UrgoClean Rope.

Can I use UrgoClean Rope on infected wounds?

Due to the non-occlusive nature of this dressing, UrgoClean Rope can be used on colonised wounds under close medical supervision. However, in the case of an infected wound, an antibacterial dressing should be used.

UrgoClean Rope traps bacteria, does that mean it is antibacterial?

No. UrgoClean Rope has no added silver and is not an antibacterial dressing but due to its strong absorption, UrgoClean Rope is able to trap bacteria from colonised wounds. However, in the case of an infected wound, an antibacterial dressing should be used.

What are the contraindications of UrgoClean Rope?

  • Do not use in fistula wounds with a diameter less than that of the probe.
  • Do not use on dry wounds
  • Do not use as surgical packing (non-resorbable rope).
  • Do not use in endo-nasal area in rhino-sinusitis surgery.

Use

Can I cut UrgoClean Rope?

Yes.

When should I change UrgoClean Rope?

UrgoClean Rope should be changed every 1 to 2 days during the desloughing phase, then as often as required depending on the level of exudate and the clinical condition of the wound.

Why can the wound enlarge after treatment with UrgoClean Rope?

The wound can seem larger following treatment with UrgoClean Rope. This is due to the desloughing process and the removal of debris in the wound.

What is the purpose of the probe?

The probe is used to help applying the rope inside a cavity wound.
It is also used to evaluate the depth of the cavity wound due to its graduation in cm.

How should I use the probe?

Apply UrgoClean Rope directly into the cavity wound. Use the probe to facilitate insertion of the rope in the cavity. It is possible to evaluate the depth of the wound thanks to its graduation in cm.

Can I use this rope in combination with pads?

UrgoClean Rope should be covered with a secondary dressing suitable such as pads for the location and exuding nature of the wound.

Can I superimpose several ropes inside a wound?

If the wound depth or size is significant, several ropes can be inserted into a wound. Make sure that the ropes are still visible and accessible to ensure easy removal and make sure no rope is left within the cavity.

Last update : November 23, 2017