Suprasorb X is an intelligent wound dressing which is able to absorb and release moisture, at the same time providing the HydroBalance effect.
The HydroBalance effect of Suprasorb X allows the dressing to adapt to the needs of the wound. The diagram illustrates how the dryer wound margins will receive moisture from the dressing to hydrate the skin and provide a moist wound environment; whilst at the dressing’s centre excess exudate is absorbed and locked into the dressing.
Depending on what the wound requires Suprasorb X will release moisture into the wound, or Suprasorb X will absorb excess exudate from light to medium exuding wounds or will do both simultaneously (perfect for mixed wounds)
Surprasorb X reduces wound pain during treatment, has a cooling effect and soothes the skin surrounding the wound. It is particularly soft and supple, making it conform well to awkward areas to dress.
The graph shows that less than half of the patients treated with Suprasorb X complained about severe to moderate pain, compared to the group who received standard treatment. Suprasorb X is made from biosynthetic cellulose fibres
Your nurse or doctor has prescribed SuprasorbX to help your wound heal as well as cooling and soothing the skin around the wound.
If you feel your wound is getting worse, for example it is producing more fluid, feels more painful or the surrounding skin hurts and feels hot them contact your nurse or GP straight away.
SuprasorbX sheet and rope are hydrobalance wound dressings consisting of cellulose, water and 0.085% chlorohexidine gluconate (preservative).
Depending on the wound condition, Suprasorb X sheet or rope can either provide the wound with moisture, absorb excess exudate or, depending on the wound, do both simultaneously This creates a moist wound environment.
Dressing change is atraumatic; the material can be adjusted to the wound shape and depth, making Suprasorb X suitable for difficult to dress areas of the body. There is no adhesion to the wound or to the secondary dressing. The cooling effect of the dressing is perceived as pleasant and may reduce pain.
Suprasorb X always requires a secondary dressing (such as Suprasorb F (Film) or Suprasorb P (Foam)
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Light to moderately exuding wounds and superficial or deep wounds e.g.
3rd degree burns and fistulae
Suprasorb X is not haemostatic so bleeding has to have stopped prior to application
The dressing must not be allowed to dry out. If the dressing has become dry, hydrate with saline until soft enough to remove (up to 30 minutes).
Please contact a doctor or healthcare specialist if one of the following symptoms should occur:
This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Consumers should rely on the judgement of a health care professional for specific conditions.
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