Atrauman® family

Our much-loved wound contact layer family

Atrauman® has been around for many years and is a trusted ‘go to’ wound contact layer for many healthcare professionals. Our original Atrauman® wound contact layer is part of a family of extended Atrauman® wound contact layers designed to treat many different wound types at the right time.
Atrauman product being used on patient

Select the right Atrauman® dressing at the right time and get the most out of your Atrauman® family

Original wound contact layer
Atrauman® Silicone 
When you need an extra level of care
Atrauman® Ag
When you need to reduce bioburden¹

Can be used on a variety of acute and chronic wound types:

Minor burns and scalds
Skin tears and incisions
Chronic wounds (ulcers)
Infected wounds
Exuding wounds


Tracey Jones, Tissue Viability Nurse
"Atrauman® is our 1st choice non-adherent dressing option on our wound care formulary which covers both Community and Acute settings. It is a high quality, truly non-adherent wound contact layer which we use on a variety of wounds at different times along the healing continuum. The varied size range available also ensures that dressing changes can be simpler and less wasteful."

Atrauman® features

The fine mesh fabric of hydrophobic, polyester fibers that forms the basis of Atrauman®, has a 1mm pore sizes which prevent granulation tissue from penetrating the wound dressing, minimising pain and trauma on removal.² This together with the smooth surface structure effectively counteracts adhesion to the wound by preventing new tissue from penetrating the wound dressing, whilst allowing exudate to pass through. This results in a wound dressing that allows painless dressing changes with minimal disturbance of the wound.

®'s thin, soft fabric weave can be cut into size and is drapable. Impregnation with neutral triglycerides keeps wound edges soft and supple, avoiding contraction of scar tissue, whilst contributing to the wound contact layer's non-adherent properties.² The neutral ingredients also leave the wound free of residues associated with paraffin and Vaseline.

Atrauman® Silicone

Kimberley Wilde, Advanced Podiatrist
"Atrauman® Silicone is an excellent dressing choice for protection of granulation tissue and easy and pain free removal. It is excellent for use in patients who have fragile skin and I have used it successfully in patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease."

Atrauman® on skin tears

Skin tears are common acute wounds that are frequently misdiagnosed and under-recognised. Skin tears can affect people of all ages, however, elderly patients have more fragile skin and are at a higher risk. Skin tears are increasing due to ageing populations but can be prevented and additional wound care costs can be avoided.

Skin tears can be defined as ‘uncomplicated‘ where they heal within four weeks or ‘complicated‘ where it takes longer and results in a chronic wound. Appropriate skin tears treatment and management plans are essential in preventing a skin tear from becoming ‘complicated‘.⁴

Atrauman® Ag

Alison Schofield, Tissue Viability Nurse
"This is a great product of choice due to the non-adherent contact layer and added silver to perform two roles in one."

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References: [1] Ziegler. K et al. (2006) Reduced cellular toxicity of a new silver-containing antimicrobial dressing and clinical performance in non-healing wounds. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 19.[2]. Stephen-Haynes, J. (2009). The use of Atrauman non-adherent wound dressing in tissue viability. Journal of community nursing. 14, 29-30, 32-34. [3]. Case studies: Burton F (2004) An evaluation of non-adherent wound contact layers for acute traumatic and surgical wounds. J Wound Care 13(9): 371–3; Gray D (2005) Managing highly exuding leg wounds. Forum Wound Care. Available online at: les/atrauman%20clinical. uk.pdf; Thompson G (2005) Case study: Atrauman: a descriptive evaluation by historical review and by specifi c case history. Woundcareforum, Spring 2: 6–8. Hartmann Ltd, Lancs; Stephen-Haynes (2008), (unpublished) / Stephen-Haynes, J. (2009). The use of Atrauman® non-adherent wound dressing in tissue viability. Journal of community nursing. 14, 29-30, 32-34 [4] LeBlanc, K. Baranoski, S., Christensen, D. Langemo, D. Sammon, MA., Edwards, K. Holloway, S., Gloeckner, M., Williams, A. Sibbald, RG., Regan, M. (2013) ‘International Skin Tear Advisory Panel: A Tool Kit to Aid in the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Skin Tears’. Advances in Sink and Wound Care 24 (9 supplement):2-15.