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Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can stay in place for several days. PREVENTIVE CARE: (If used to support ‘skin at risk’): Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can stay in place up to 7 days. Showerproof. Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can be washed with neutral soap. If necessary, the dressing can be removed ( f.e. to apply skin lotions, to inspect the wound, etc….) and re-applied. Important remark: In case of usage of skin lotions, barrier spray’s or barrier creams: the skin needs to be dry and all products need to be entirely resorbed before a Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can be applied. By doing so, a perfect adherence can be obtained; the dressing won’t roll en will stay in place. WOUND CARE: If used as wound dressing on low exuding wounds: Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can stay in place for several days allowing an optimal support of the wound healing process. If wound fluid leaks through the Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology, it is recommended to apply a secondary absorbing dressing over the Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology . On small and low exuding wounds, dressing changes are recommended every 3 to 4 days. If used as wound dressing on exuding wounds: It is recommended to cover the Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology with an absorbing dressing. This secondary dressing needs to be changed when saturated; the Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology may stay in place.
If sterile (Texa Silicone Dressing ), it is a sterile, single use product. It is strongly urged that clinicians follow the standard recommendations for Infection Control protocols. However, Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can be re-positioned if the dressing wasn’t optimal applied ( ex. presence of folds in the applied dressing, wrongly applied over a joint, wound,..).
As protective layer if used on a ‘skin at risk’ to support the fragile underlying skin tissues (less risk to develop a skin tear ). As protective layer to diminish shearing and friction forces with bedridden patients, wheelchair and prosthesis users limiting the risk for skin lesions. As protective layer in case of intertrigo, eczema, …. Can be used on skin tears and many other wounds such as: scratch injuries, surgical incisions, partial thickness burns, blisters, shearing injuries, abrasions, diabetic ulcers, transplants, venous and arterial ulcers, superficial pressure sores,… On exuding wounds, it is recommended to apply an secondary absorbing dressing over the Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology.
Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology remains best in place if one continuous piece is used and anchored on all four edges with at least 2 cm to intact skin surrounding the wound. It is recommended to use a size that accomplishes this goal whenever possible. It is preferable to use a larger size instead of several – overlapping - small sizes to secure a perfect adherence. (Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology do not secure a proper adherence when overlapping ; it is not recommended to overlap several small sizes).
If used on a heavy exuding wounds, apply a bandage or an outer absorbing dressing on top of Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology . Ensure sufficient – absorbent -padding is applied if used on deeper wounds. The wide scaled pore structure of the dressing allows excess of wound fluid to pass vertically towards an outer absorbent dressing. The outer 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.
PREVENTIVE CARE: Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology as a protective layer: The soft silicone layer and the bi-elastic top layer secure a perfect support of fragile skin. The bi-elasticity – elasticity in the length and in the width - minimizes the shearing and traction forces on the skin, limiting the risk of secondary skin lesions. The wide scaled pore structure of the dressing allows the dressing to breath; transpiration can evaporate limiting the risk of maceration. The dressing can easily be re-positioned without loss of adherence. The dressing can stay in place for several days and can, if needed, be removed as pain free as possible. WOUND CARE: Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology as a wound dressing: The sterile Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology ( Texa Silicone Dressing ) support the wound healing process, based on the principle of moist wound healing. The integrity of the dressing and the features of the soft silicone layer allow the dressing to stay in place for several days. The soft and perfect adherence on the skin secures no loss of epidermis during dressing changes . The dressing doesn’t stick into the wound bed; newly formed tissues stay intact during dressing changes. The dressing changes are as pain free as possible. The wide scaled pore structure of the dressing allows excess of wound fluid to pass vertically towards an outer absorbent dressing and. The wide scaled pores makes the dressing breathable, limiting the risk for infection; Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can be safely used on superficial wounds.
The lycra top-layer of the dressing protects the water to penetrate the dressing. The most important issue to achieve a shower proof dressing is however to secure the adhesive bond between the dressing border and the skin all around the wound pad. Any channel between the dressing and the skin might be a risk for soaking the wound pad when taking a shower, leading to a need for dressing change. To get an optimal adhesive bond to the skin it is important not to stretch the dressing at application. Firmly smooth the adhesive border onto the skin to obtain proper adhesion.
Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology can easily be cut at the right size before removal of the protective paper if needed. If used on joints or other difficult to apply areas it is recommended to cut the dressing in such a way that a perfect seal can be obtained. The Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology range includes also a version on roll; Silicone dressings with ReSkin technology on roll gives the opportunity to use the dressing in the most economic way.

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