CUTINOVA Hydro is a unique, hydro-active polyurethane matrix with an embedded super-absorber providing maximum exudate absorption. The special structure of this dressing offers the unique action of absorbing water from the wound fluid.
Waterproof and bacteria-proof
The outer polyurethane layer of CUTINOVA◊ Hydro is waterproof and bacteriaproof, which helps reduce the risk of infection and prevents cross contamination. It also allows the patient to shower or bathe without requiring a dressing change.
CUTINOVA◊ Hydro allows gaseous exchange and promotes a moist wound environment to help encourage the physiological wound closure process. The breathable outer surface of CUTINOVA◊ Hydro therefore allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.
Super absorbent particles within CUTINOVA◊ Hydro absorb and lock away excess wound fluid, even under compression. Absorbed wound fluid cannot be squeezed out. CUTINOVA◊ Hydro therefore helps to minimize the risk of maceration and reduces the number of dressing changes required, saving nursing time.
Unlike hydrocolloids, CUTINOVA◊ Hydro remains intact when in contact with exudate and leaves no gel or dressing debris in the wound. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the carer and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum.
CUTINOVA◊ Hydro is highly conformable and molds to all parts of the body for easy application and patient comfort. Several dressings can be overlapped to suit all wound sizes.
CUTINOVA◊ Hydro is semi-transparent which allows the carer to observe the condition of the underlying wound without needing to remove the dressing. This reduces unnecessary dressing changes, minimizes trauma to the wound and saves nursing time.
CUTINOVA◊ Hydro adheres well to dry skin but will not stick to the wound. This ensures secure fixation but avoids painful dressing removal.