A highly absorptive, non-adhesive, synthetic sponge composed of polyvinyl alcohol foam, impregnated with Methylene Blue and Gentian Violet, which provide broad-spectrum bacteriostatic protection. It is effective against a variety of microorganisms including MRSA and VRE. It has high filtering efficiency, extreme softness, excellent wicking and retention properties. The 2.5″ ring dressing has a moisture retentive film backing, can be used under an ostomy skin barrier and won’t interfere with adhesion of the barrier. Cut-to-fit up to 2″.
The Hydrofera Blue Ostomy dressing is preferred over the Adapt Barrier Rings when a patient has severe irritation or an infection on the skin around the stoma. The Hydroferra Blue dressing has antibacterial qualities provided by the pigments within the dressing that make it a preferred choice over a normal ostomy ring like the Eakin Cohesive Seal, Adapt Barrier Ring, or Brava Ostomy Ring. The Hydroferra Blue Ostomy Ring is made of foam and is NOT moldable. It is placed directly on the skin with the shiny side facing out away from the skin.
- Safe and highly absorptive moist wound dressing
- Formed by binding two organic pigments, gentian violet and methylene blue in open-celled polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
- Provides a moist wound environment
- Compatible for use with fibroblast growth factors and enzymatic debriders
- Physically binds harmful endotoxins to the dressing and helps in providing patient comfort
- Antibacterial properties of Hydrofera ostomy dressing make it an ideal choice for a normal ostomy ring like Adapt Barrier Ring, Eakin Cohesive Seal, or Brava Ostomy Ring
- Placed directly on the skin with the shiny side facing away from the skin
- Helps maintain moisture balance
- Made of foam and is non-moldable
- Does not harm growth factors
- Provides antibacterial protection against microorganisms commonly found in wounds, like MRSA and VRE
- Does not interfere with adhesion of the skin barrier
How to use
- Prior to the initial application of Hydrofera Blue ostomy ring dressing, the wound should be debrided of any necrotic tissue. The wound should be cleansed with normal saline and/or an appropriate cleansing solution.
- Remove the dressing from the package, and hydrate the exposed foam side with approximately 25cc-30cc of sterile saline or sterile water.
- Squeeze out excess sterile saline or sterile water.
- Hydrofera Blue dressing may be cut to fit the wound bed. If rolled edges are present, the dressing should cover both the wound and peri-wound area.
- Place the hydrated foam side directly on to the wound with the film side on top.
- Secure with a secondary dressing. Selection of secondary dressing is based on exudate level.
- Change the first dressing at 24 hours.
- If the dressing retained its blue color, the new dressing can be left in place for up to 72 hours.
- If the dressing turned white or lightened in color, continue 24-hour dressing changes until blue color is retained.
- As with many wound care dressings, moisture balance is key. If the dressing is dry, thoroughly remoisten with sterile saline or water, then gently remove the dressing.