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Discover the new UrgoTul Absorb Border!

Absorbent lipido-colloid foam dressing with adhesive border

Promoting healing and improving patients’ quality of life:

  • Optimises wound healing
  • Ensures pain-free and atraumatic dressing changes
  • Promotes fibroblast proliferation
    + Absorbs moderate to heavy levels of exudate
    + Available in waterproof adhesive version of convenience

 

Pain-free and atraumatic dressing removal

A major benefit of TLC healing matrix (Technology Lipido-Colloid) is the non-adherence of the dressing allowing trauma-free removal from newly-formed tissue with no pain for the patient.

Composition

UrgoTul Absorb Border is an adhesive foam dressing with soft-adherent TLC, comprised of:

  • A soft-adherent TLC layer combined with an absorbent foam pad and a highly absorbent layer
  • A vapour permeable waterproof outer film with silicone adhesive on the edges

Mode of action

When in contact with wound exudate, UrgoTul Absorb Border gels and creates a moist environment, promoting healing. UrgoTul Absorb Border stimulates fibroblast proliferation and ensures non-adherence and pain-free dressing changes. The absorbent polyurethane foam pad ensures drainage of exudate, protecting the peri-wound skin against maceration.


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Benefits for the wound

  • Optimal wound healing
  • Epidermal regeneration
  • Moist wound healing
  • Fibroblast proliferation
  • No adherence to the wound (no damage to newly formed tissue)
  • High vertical absorption
  • Protection of surrounding skin
  • High conformability to the wound bed

benefits-for-professionnalBenefits for health professionals

  • Optimal reconstruction of dermis and epidermis
  • Easy to apply
    • Stays in place when applied
    • Easy to reposition
  • Easy to remove with pain-free dressing change
  • High exudate management (high absorbency)
  • Very convenient (waterproof, no need for secondary retention)
  • Easy monitoring of fluid strikethrough to change the dressing only when needed (transparent film)
  • Very conformable to different wound shapes
  • Very comfortable
  • Very good tolerance
  • Improved patient quality of life
  • Can be used under compression

benefits-for-patientBenefits for patients

  • No adherence to the wound: pain-free dressing changes
  • Well tolerated
  • Allows showing or bathing
  • Very conformable to fit different wound shapes
  • Improved patient comfort

UrgoTul Absorb Border is indicated for the treatment of moderately to heavily exuding wounds in the epithelialisation stage (acute wounds such as burns, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds, postoperative wounds, and chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers).
The sacrum version is recommended for moderately to heavily exuding wounds located in the sacral area (sacral pressure ulcers…).

Contraindications

None.

Instructions for use

  • Clean the wound as per local protocol and rinse with normal saline.
  • If an antiseptic is first used, rinse the wound thoroughly with saline solution before applying UrgoTul Absorb Border.
  • Dry the surrounding skin carefully.
  • Using the tabs, remove the protective films.
  • Apply the soft-adherent side of UrgoTul Absorb Border to the wound (the adhesive silicone border should be at least 1 cm away from the wound)
  • Smooth the dressing over the wound.
  • Apply compression bandaging over the dressing when prescribed.
  • UrgoTul Absorb Border should be changed every 2 to 4 days depending on the level of exudate and the clinical condition of the wound.

Application of the sacral version:

  • Place the dressing with the tip facing the sacral area.

Precautions for use

  • As it includes a super-absorbent layer, the central pad should not be cut. However, the adhesive edges can be cut if necessary to fit the dressing to different wound shapes.
  • As the soft adherent lipido-colloid layer of Urgotul Absorb Border adheres to surgical gloves (latex), it is recommended to manipulate the dressing avoiding contact with the coated layer.
  • If clinical signs of local infection are noted, treatment can be changed to an antibacterial dressing from the Urgo range, dependent on clinical judgment.
  • Discard any unused parts of the dressing.
  • Check that the sterility protector is intact before use.
  • Single-use, individual and sterile dressing: re-using a single-use product may lead to risks of infection.
  • Do not re-sterilise the dressing.

urgotul_absorb_border_8x8Sizes available

  • 8×8 cm
  • 10×10 cm
  • 12×12 cm
  • 13×13 cm
  • 15×15 cm
  • 15×20 cm
  • Sacral

 


This website is an international website. Some products or sizes can therefore be unavailable in some countries. For more information, please contact us.

Product

What is UrgoTul Absorb Border?

UrgoTul Absorb Border is an adhesive foam dressing with soft-adherent TLC, comprised of:

  • A soft-adherent TLC layer combined with an absorbent polyurethane foam pad and an highly absorbent layer
  • A vapour permeable waterproof outer film with silicone adhesive on the edges

How does UrgoTul Absorb Border work?

When in contact with wound exudate, UrgoTul Absorb Border gels and creates a moist environment, promoting healing. UrgoTul Absorb Border stimulates fibroblast proliferation and ensures non-adherence and pain-free dressing changes. The absorbent polyurethane foam pad ensures drainage of exudate, protecting the peri-wound skin against maceration.

What is the role of fibroblasts?

During wound healing, fibroblasts migrate within the wound area, proliferate and synthesize the extracellular matrix to form granulation tissue (newly formed tissue).
Fibroblasts are then differentiated in situ into myofibroblasts which bring the edges of the wound together due to their contractile properties.
TLC stimulates fibroblast proliferation which supports the healing process.

Indications

When should I use UrgoTul Absorb Border?

UrgoTul Absorb Border is indicated for the treatment of moderately to heavily exuding wounds during the epithelialisation stage.

Can I use UrgoTul Absorb Border on infected wounds?

If clinical signs of local infection are noted, treatment can be changed to an antibacterial dressing of Urgo range (such as Urgocell Ag Border), dependent on clinical judgment.

Can I use UrgoTul Absorb Border during the desloughing stage?

Yes, however, UrgoClean is the recommended treatment option for desloughing.

What are the contraindications of UrgoTul Absorb Border?

There are no contraindications to date.

Use

Can I cut UrgoTul Absorb Border?

No. However, the adhesive edges can be cut if necessary to fit the dressing to different wound shapes.

Can I use UrgoTul Absorb Border under compression?

Yes.

When should I change UrgoTul Absorb Border?

UrgoTul Absorb Border should be changed every 2 to 4 days depending on the level of exudate and the clinical condition of the wound. The transparent outer film allows better monitoring fluid strikethrough and only changing the dressing when needed.

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Last update : November 23, 2017