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An ionic sheet hydrogel which can reduce wound pain
ActiFormCool reduces wound pain and provides an immediate cooling effect, especially if the skin or wound is hot and inflamed.
ActiFormCool dynamically responds to the moisture level in the wound, either donating or absorbing exudate, to create and maintain the optimal moist wound environment.
Practitioners should rationalise why they are using dressing combinations e.g. adhesive film dressing cover to provide waterproofing, compression bandaging to address venous problems. There are no known interactions between ActiFormCool® and other dressings.
|LR code||PIP code||Hospital code|
|Hydrogel Dressing 5cm x 6.5cm||88300||315-5553||ELE 083|
|Hydrogel Dressing 10cm x 10cm||88301||304-8352||ELE 055|
|Hydrogel Dressing 10cm x 15cm||88302||304-8360||ELE 056|
|Hydrogel Dressing 20cm x 20cm||88303||342-8141||ELE 020|
6 month audit on 21 patients with painful wounds. ActiFormCool made significant improvement to patients' lives.
Author: Bradbury S, Ivins N, Harding K, Turner A
Publication: Wounds UK Journal, Sept 2008, Vol.4, No.3
Date: September 1st, 2008
To test the effectiveness of ActiFormCool on painful wounds and to establish what types of pain could be reduced by ActiFormCool.
Author: Stephen Young, Sylvie Hampton
Publication: Wounds UK Journal, Nov 2005
Date: November 1st, 2005
ActiFormCool reduced wound pain, absorbed exudate and encouraged healing.
Author: Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication: Journal Wound Care, Vol 13, No 4, July 2004; 297-300
Date: July 1st, 2004
Case study of a neonate with an extravasation injury resulting in a necrotic lesion in area of Achilles tendon. Complete debridement achieved.
Author: Trudie Young Lecturer in Tissue Viability
Date: May 1st, 2008
Myeloid leukaemia patient with extensive bilateral tissue damage to both knees from pressure damage, complete debridment with ActiFormCool after 9 days.
Author: Sian Fumarola Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist
Date: April 1st, 2008