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epicite hydro - the hydro-active dressing for an ideal wound healing environment

The biotechnology derived cellulose provides unique properties to the wound dressing epicitehydro. It contains a minimum of 95% isotonic saline solution due to its very dense and homogeneous structure.

  • Creates a supportive moist environment to the wound with a favorable hydrobalance and water vapor permeability.

  • Absorbs excess wound exudates. 1

  • Provides an immediate cooling effect after its application. 2

  • Adapts easily to all types and shapes of wounds and can be cut to a sizable fit.

  • Dries out during the healing process and after successful epithelization can be peeled off easily and nearly pain-free.

  • Easy to store (5 – 30°C).

The unique structure of epicitehydro provides plenty of moisture to the skin

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Indications

 

epicite hydro has been developed to support the healing of acute dermal wounds. It is proven for superficial and deep partial thickness wounds with a slight to moderate level of exudate.

  • Superficial and deep partial thickness thermal or chemical burn wounds (1st and 2nd degree)

  • Scalds

  • Skin graft donor sites

  • Abrasions

  • Lacerations

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epicite hydro sets new standards for an advanced wound management

  • Less pain and stress for patients due to the reduced number of dressing changes

  • Can optionally be soaked with antiseptic solutions and is easy to apply

  • Reduces nursing time and shortens hospital stay

Application

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1. Wound debridement.
Ensure a good hemostasis. Assessement of wound depth.

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2. Optional step: epicite hydro can be soaked for approximately 30 minutes in commonly used antiseptic solutions (like Octenidine or PHMB)

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3. Apply epicitehydro on the wound. It should cover the surrounding healthy tissue by at least 1-2 cm.

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4. For larger wounds, apply further epicite hydro dressings with overlaps of 1-2 cm. epicite hydro can be cut to fit any size of wound.

5. Apply one layer of fatty gauze.

6. If necessary, put material to absorb the wound exudate like a gauze compress on the fatty gauze for the first three days. Then use a fixation bandage.

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7. The healing process is successful, when epicitehydro is dried out and the edges begin to peel.

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8. The detached material should be cut off during each wound assessment until the entire dressing has come off (same principle as a natural scab).

A wound dressing assessment should be done at least every 48 hours: epicitehydro and the fatty gauze remain on the wound.


For superficial burn wounds (2a degree): no dressing change required.

For mixed superficial and deep partial thickness burn wounds (2a & 2b degree) a dressing change may be required:

  • Rehydrate epicitehydro for an easy and nearly pain-free removal.

  • After assessment of the wound, apply a new epicitehydro dressing.

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