Allevyn Heel dressing has been designed for a superior
anatomical and comfortable fit to enhance management of wounds on
Ulcers (venous, arterial, diabetic)
- Allevyn Heel
is indicated for exudate absorption and the management of
partial to full thickness wounds. Some typical wounds
Burns (1st and 2nd degree)
- Creation and maintenance of a
moist wound environment. Moist wound environments have
been established as optimal environments for the management of
- Provides physical separation
between the wound and external environments to assist in
preventing bacterial contamination of the wound.
Do not use Allevyn dressings
with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. Dakins)
or hydrogen peroxide solutions, as these can break down the
absorbent hydrocellular component of the dressing. Reddening
of the skin around the wound has been reported rarely following
the use of Allevyn dressings. In some cases this
relates to irritation of fragile skin, in others, wound exudate
remaining in contact with peri-wound skin for prolonged periods
may be the cause. Infrequently, cases of sensitivity to the
dressing have also been reported. If reddening or
sensitisation occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare
Allevyn Heel is not indicated for use on third degree
- One piece shaped construction
- Non adhesive
- Unique trilaminate construction
- Non adherent wound contact layer
- Highly absorbent central
- Waterproof outer film layer
- Protective padding
In-vitro studies and clinical experience, both demonstrate that as
healing progresses, Allevyn dressings can stay in place for
up to seven days. This capacity results from a combination
The result is the formation of a wound
environment, which allows healing to progress without the need for
frequent dressing changes.
- The perforated wound contact
layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing.
- The hydrocellular core of the
dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic
- The breathable outer surface of
the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the
Moist Wound Environment
Allevyn Heel creates and maintains a moist wound healing
environment at the wound surface, helping prevent eschar
Designed to fit the heel
Allevyn Heel dressing is designed to gently fit around the
back of the foot allowing the wound to be dressed creating a moist
wound healing environment.
Allevyn Heel dressings are soft and cushioning, giving
excellent patient comfort.
Clean wound healing
Allevyn Heel absorbs and retains exudate, bacteria and
cellular debris, providing clean, mess free dressing changes.
Usual Allowable Amount:
Up to 3 per week (sheet); up to 1 per day (filler).
Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on
full-thickness wounds with moderate to heavy exudate; sheets are
covered as both primary and secondary dressings.