Knitted viscose mesh dressing impregnated with 100% Manuka honey
Activon Tulle is a knitted viscose mesh dressing impregnated with 100% Manuka honey.
Activon Tulle creates a moist healing environment and effectively eliminates wound odour whilst providing antibacterial action. Activon Tulle is ideally selected for granulating or shallow wounds, it’s a good choice when debriding or de-sloughing small areas of necrotic or sloughy tissue.
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Activon Tulle is placed either side down onto the wound surface; dressings can be placed side by side to cover large wound areas or cut to size. Activon Tulle can be unfolded to cover larger areas, this reduces the concentration of honey at the wound site.
Depending on the tissue type within the wound bed and level of exudate, your secondary dressing of choice could be a film or absorbent dressing. In wounds with a high level of exudate which can be expected initially with the use of honey an additional highly absorbent dressing can be introduced to help manage exudate. We recommend the Eclypse super absorbent dressing.
Store at room temperature. Due to the nature of honey, it can solidify at cold temperatures become more liquid at warm temperatures. If the product has hardened, warm between hands to soften before use. If the product has become too liquid, place in a colder place such as a fridge for a few minutes.
Activon Tulle is a triple layer knitted viscose net dressing which can be unfolded to decrease the amount of honey if discomfort is being experienced by the patient. Algivon releases honey at a slower rate into the wound therefore may be a solution if discomfort is being experienced by the patient when using Activon Tulle.
Activon Tulle is ideally selected for granulating or shallow wounds, it’s a good choice when debriding or de-sloughing small areas of necrotic or sloughy tissue.
Activon Tulle may be applied to any wound but especially:
Pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, graft sites, infected wounds, cavity wounds and sinuses.
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Although the honey is not absorbed into the blood stream, we advise monitoring the levels of patients with diabetes. Do not use if allergic to bee venom. Discomfort can be experienced when honey is applied, depending on sensitivity of the wound it may be necessary to consider an appropriate level of analgesic. The initial discomfort usually subsides, however if it does continue, discontinue use and irrigate the wound with saline solution.
Manuka honey brings the following properties:
- Anti-bacterial - kills harmful bacteria
- Eliminates odours without masking them
- Osmotic effect, drawing harmful tissue away from the wound bed
- Maintains the ideal moist wound healing environment
Activon Tulle delivers the honey to the wound site in a convenient way also allowing the passage of exudate. It can be cut to size and can be placed either side up so easy to apply.
If you are a pharmacy you can obtain our products through your wholesaler, even if they do not stock the product on their shelf it can be ordered as a special for you. Alternatively you can set up an account directly with Advancis Medical, please call 01623 751500.
If you are part of the NHS, our products are available through NHS Supply Chain, ordering codes are in the table above. All products are available on prescription from your GP.
If you are a member of the public, Advancis Manuka honey products can be ordered by contacting us on +44 (0)1623 751 500 or via email email@example.com.
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