Our much-loved wound contact layer family
Select the right Atrauman® dressing at the right time and get the most out of your Atrauman® family
Can be used on a variety of acute and chronic wound types:
Minor burns and scalds
Skin tears and incisions
Chronic wounds (ulcers)
"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."
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.
Atrauman®'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 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
"This is a great product of choice due to the non-adherent contact layer and added silver to perform two roles in one."