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Advadraw and Advadraw Spiral

How should I secure the Advadraw dressings?

This will depend on the anatomical position, aetiology and size of the wound. This is a matter for clinical preference but Advadraw can simply be held in place with a bandage, film dressing, surgical tape or secondary dressing of choice e.g. an adhesive foam dressing. Advadraw can be used under compression as this does not affect the absorption or wicking properties.


When should I change the Advadraw dressings?

The dressing must be changed at least every seven days but this will depend on a number of factors e.g. the level of exudates and interstitial fluid, number of dressings that are layered, level of necrotic and sloughy tissue to be removed from the wound bed. Advadraw must either be changed or additional layers applied when exudate has reached the outer edges of the dressing.

Is Advadraw cost effective?

Compared with many dressing regimens using Advadraw is very cost effective. Advadraw is manufactured with cost effectiveness in mind and is simple to use and versatile. Consider the following important aspects of wound management - ability to manage the wound environment e.g. exudate management, capacity of the dressing, maintaining a moist healing environment, non-adherence, conformability, minimal disturbance to wound bed, provide thermal insulation, debride necrotic and sloughy wounds, retain integrity on removal. How many other dressings can provide so much at such a competitive price?

Advadraw or Advadraw Spiral?

Rapid capillary action technology is indicated for most exuding necrotic or sloughy wounds including pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, dehisced surgical wounds and diabetic foot ulcers. Advadraw and Advadraw Spiral can be used on the same wounds, select Advadraw Spiral if the increased conformability of the shape is desirable but is especially indicated for sinus cavities.

When should I use Advadraw?

Use on any exuding wound, especially where there is some necrotic or sloughy tissue present. It is particularly useful where the wound is an irregular shape as Advadraw can be easily cut to the shape of the wound. As it draws fluid into the dressing an exact wound profile is not essential, it may be beneficial to overlap the peri-wound area with Advadraw. Fluid is drawn vertically into the dressing and there is no lateral movement of fluid at the wound interface which could cause maceration.

What is Advadraw made from?

Advadraw is made from a triple layer of polyester and viscose fibres with a perforated wound contact polymer film either side to prevent adhesion of newly formed tissue to the dressing. The non-adherent film will readily allow the passage of fluid but prevent granulating tissue adhering to the dressing. The method of manufacture is a trade secret as the properties are achieved through a unique combination of fibrous layers