Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber

A backed superabsorbent dressing

Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber is a backed superabsorber designed to handle high exudate levels and is a much-loved brand with a strong heritage.

The blend of cellulose fluff and fluid retaining superabsorbent polymers (SAP) means Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorberis particularly suitable for treating superficial, heavily exuding acute and chronic wounds.

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Under compression use

Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber is ideal for use under compression through its excellent absorbency4, retention4 and fluid repellent backing to help prevent strikethrough. In fact, Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber has been rated by clinicians as 89% excellent or good when used under compression4

Benefits of a backed superabsorbent dressing verses a non-backed superabsorbent dressing

PropertiesNon-backed superabsorbent
Backed dressings like Zetuvit® Plus SuperabsorberThis means...
Maintains a moist wound environment while able to handle varying levels of exudation10Yes
YesWound healing is faster and scarring is reduced
Absorbs and retains fluidYesYes
Prevents damage to surrounding skin – including maceration and excoriation
Manages bioburden11YesYesReduces the risk of delayed healing by binding MMPs and
sequestering bacteria
Prevents strikethrough11NoYesReduces risk of cross infection and the transfer of exudate to a bandage. Improves patient quality of life / secondary dressing
Prevents external contamination entering the dressing i.e bacteriaNoYesReduces the risk of infection

Absorption and Retention – a comparison [2,3,4]

In a 52 patient study, all cases using Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber achieved effective exudate management [4]

Reliable prevention of leakage and strikethrough

Support of improved wound healing4 by proven reduction of maceration4 and absorption of excessive wound inhibitors (e.g. MMP’s)5,6

Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber is reassuringly simple to use and cost efficient4

✔ Giving security and comfort between dressing changes, empowering your patients4,7
✔ An ideal superabsorbent dressing option for a shared care approach
✔ Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber also wins on cost. Its absorbency means fewer dressing changes Offering cost and time savings for both you and your patient4
✔ Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorberdressing supports wound healing and is protective of periwound skin4
✔ Simple and easy to apply


Watch the video below to learn how to apply and remove Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber and Zetuvit® Plus Silicone

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References:[1] Data on file: SMTL Report No 17/5370/1, SMTL Report No 17/5423/1, SMTLReport No 15/4816/1 Viwasorb® Pro is a registered trademark of Lohmann & Rauscher.Mextra® Superabsorbent is a registered trademark of Mölnlycke Health Care. Kerramax Care® is a registered trademark of 3M [2] Data on file: SMTL Data ReportNo: 21/6203/2 [3] Data on file: SMTL Data Report No: 21/6203/1 [4] Barrett, S et al(2018) A 50 patient observational clinical study of superabsorbent dressing: effectiveexudate management with Zetuvit® Plus Superabsorber evaluated by clinicians and patients. Journalof Wound Care vol. 27 no. 2 February 2018 [5] World Union of Wound HealingSocieties (WUWHS) Consensus Document. Wound Exudate: effective assessmentand management Wounds International, 2019 [6] Data on file: Determination ofthe in vitro binding capacity for MMP, 2015 [7] G. Kammerlander: Superabsorberin der Wundbehandlung unter der Lupe, medical special 03/2013 [8] Data on file: 27.Z+Sil Border_benchmark [9] Data on file: Dressing Heat and Water Vapor Report20.07.2018 [10] Data on file: 27. Z+SilBorder_ Add_Feat_barrier.[10] Reduces the risk of delayed healing by binding MMPs and Sequestering bacteria. [11] Data on file SMTL: Report No: 17/5370/1