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SPYCRA CONTACT

 

Elastic, one-sided silicone adhesive wound contact layer  with self-adhering properties made of soft and flexible  polyamide fibers.  Elastic, repositionable  and rounded edges to stay better in place.

When being used on exuding wounds, the wide scaled pore structure of the wound contact layer allows  an optimal vertical migration of wound fluid towards an absorbent secondary dressing. Does not absorb.

SOFT, FLEXIBLE & THIN

Features

  • Flexible, light & comfortable
  • Follows the contours of the skin; perfect fit
  • Soft poliamide top layer; no plastic feeling
  • Low friction coefficient

Benefits

  • Fits perfectly to joints and skin-folds; stays well in place
  • Follows the movements of the skin
  • Comfortable to wear

 

ONE SIDED, SOFT SILICONE ADHESIVE

Features

  • Secondary dressing does not stick onto the wound contact layer when changing secondary dressing or when evaluating  healing process
  • No pain and trauma/secondary lesions when changing the dressing
  • Gentle & optimal adherence
  • Dressing can be repositioned allowing safe and easy wound inspection during care process
  • Minimal risk for skin irritation or allergy
  • Perfect sealing of the wound edges; no risk for maceration of surrounding skin

Benefits

  • Easy to use; does not stick onto gloves, bed linen, …
  • Painless dressing changes; increased patient comfort
  • Easy removal of the dressing; less time spending
  • No risk for maceration of the wound edges; the surrounding skin stays dry and healthy
  • Minimal risk for damaging newly formed tissues

 

TRANSPARENT DRESSING WITH  INCREASED % OF OPEN WIDE SCALED PORES

Features

  • Fast vertical migration of wound fluid towards a secondary absorbing dressing
  • Breathable; minimal risk for maceration of the wound edges and surrounding skin
  • No risk for maceration of wound bed
  • Visual inspection of wound bed

Benefits

  • Long wear time; stays well in place
  • Many applications; minimal risk when used on difficult to heal wounds
  • Easy follow-up of wound healing process

The wide scaled pore structure of the dressing  allows excess of  wound fluid  to pass vertically towards an outer absorbent dressing. The soft silicone layer seals off the wound edges avoiding maceration and keeping the surrounding skin dry and healthy  limiting the risk of maceration.  The outer absorbent dressing needs to be changed if needed  and limits the risk of maceration; change frequency  depends  on the condition of the wound and the amount of wound exsudate.  The integrity of the wound contact layer  and the features of the soft silicone layer allow a wearing time up to several days. The soft and perfect adherence  on the skin secures no  loss of epidermis during  changes and makes these changes as pain free as possible.

  • Interface to be used on medium to heavy exuding wounds such as abrasions, surgical incisions, partial thickness burns, transplants, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers, pressure sores, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy,…
  • Skin tears  with or without tissue loss
  • E.B.
  1. Clean the wound carefully, if needed, and dry the surrounding skin.
  2. Choose a  Spycra Contact  that covers the wound and the surrounding skin by at least 2 cm. In case of large wounds, it is preferable to get a larger protection of the surrounding skin.   Before removing the protective films, the Spycra Contact can be cut to size, if needed.  Choose a larger size instead of several – overlapping – small sizes to secure a perfect adherence.  (Spycra Contact  does not secure a proper adherence when overlapping; it is not recommended to overlap several small sizes).
  3. Hold Spycra Contact with the protective film and adhesive layer upwards. Before removing the protective film, it is recommended to gently stretch Spycra Contact  in order  to have a better grip on the cutting line. The protective paper can now be easily be gripped at both sides of the cutting line.
  4. Hold, at the same time, a top of the undulation at the left side of the cutting line (with the left hand) and one at the right side (with the right hand). Remove the protective film  by tearing evenly  the left side and the right side . Be sure  approximately   1 to 2 cm of the protective film still protects Spycra Contact before application on the wound.  Moisten gloves to avoid adherence of Spycra Contact onto the gloves.
  5. Apply Spycra Contact on the wound and gently smooth and ensure  a good seal onto the surrounding skin.
  6. Remove the remaining protective film. Make sure that Spycra Contact  is applied in a normal way (not stretched). If necessary, Spycra Contact  or a part of  Spycra Contact  can be removed and repositioned.  Where clinically indicated, treatments such as topical steroids, topical antimicrobials or hydrogels can be applied above or under Spycra Contact.
  7. Apply a secondary absorbing dressing on top Spycra Contact.
  8. A large fixation dressing or bandage can be used to have an optimal fixation of the secondary dressing. Can be used under compression bandages.

 

Frequency of change

Spycra Contact can be left in place up to 14 days or as long as the commonly used protocol proposes and depends on the condition of the wound  (exsudate should pass freely through the dressing and the pores should not be blocked). If saturated, the outer secondary absorbent dressing  should be changed.

For single use.

If the condition of the wound deteriorates unexpectedly, consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.

 

Precautions

  • The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice. Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
  • Used on burns, treated with meshed grafts: avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon Spycra Contact.
  • Used to fixate skin grafts: Spycra Contact  should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
  • Moist skin or heavy transpiration can diminish the adherence Spycra Contact. Make sure the skin is dry before applying Spycra Contact.

 

Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use.  Do not re-sterilize

When  re-using  Spycra Contact, it is obvious that the wound contact layer  isn’t sterile anymore and can contaminated. As a consequence, applying Spycra Contact on a wound increases the risk of wound infection. Usage is on own risk.

 

Spycra Contact  is based on ‘ReSkin Silicone Skin  Technology’ developed by Reskin Medical N.V.

Sizes :

  •  5 cm x 7,5 cm
  • 7,5 cm x 10 cm
  • 10 cm x 10 cm
  • 10 cm x 18 cm
  • 18 cm x 30 cm

Article to be published

Cohort study comparing a standard treatment (Mepitel & Mepitel One) and a elastic silicone wound contact layer (SPYCRA CONTACT ®) for the care of open wounds in combination with secondary absorbent dressings

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