DuoDERM® Signal™ Dressing
A visual change indicator designed to make dressing change decisions easier.
DuoDERM® Signal™ Dressing is a primary dressing for low-to-moderately exuding wounds.
It can also be used as a secondary dressing to secure an AQUACEL® or AQUACEL® Ag Dressing.
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) guidelines recommend the usage of hydrocolloids for the management of pressure ulcers.
DuoDERM® Signal™ Dressing can be used to manage stage I and stage II pressure ulcers.
Optimized Dressing Use
- Dressings have a visual indicator which indicates when a dressing needs changing, reducing premature dressing changes.
- A thin, smooth, low-friction backing is designed to reduce shearing that can prematurely dislodge the dressing.
- A thin polyurethane film provides a bacterialand viral barrier when the dressing remains intact and without leakage.
- The film provides a waterproof barrier over the dressing.
- It is easy to apply and can be removed without damaging newly formed tissue.
- It helps to reduce bunching and the effect of shear through tapered edges and a smooth surface.
- It helps to prevent damage to the wound bed on removal through a unique gelling action, ensuring maximum comfort.
Ease of Application
- The translucent backing enhances dressing placement and initial monitoring of the wound
- The tapered edge contours to difficult areas
Areas subject to friction force, including the heels, buttocks, sacrum, elbows, and trochanters, are likely to develop wounds (or breakdown around wounds)3.
DuoDERM® Signal™ comes in various shapes designed to be placed in these difficult to dress areas.
Hints and Tips for Difficult to Dress Areas
- Remove the dressing from the protective sleeve.
- Peel back the main white release paper and the two small margin tabs and apply the dressing wings to the back of the heel.
- Remove the two large tabs and apply the remaining lower part of dressing to the heel.
- Ensure good contact with the skin by gently smoothing over kinks or folds with warm hands.
- Please see the package inserts for full product information, including instructions for its use.
- The use of DuoDERM® Signal™ dressing neither guarantees nor warranties against HIV transmission.
- Please read the Instructions for Use for complete directions.
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- Bowler PG, Delargy H, Prince D, Fondberg L. The viral barrier properties of some occlusive dressings and their role in infection control. Wounds. 1993; 5: 1-8
- Bryant RA, Clark RAF. Skin pathology and types of damage. In: Bryant RA, Nix DP. Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby, Inc; 2007:100-129