Silflex

Soft silicone wound contact layer

Silflex

Product Description

A wound contact non-adherent dressing made from polyester mesh coated with soft silicone.

Silflex is designed to gently adhere to the skin surrounding a wound and not to the wound bed this minimises the pain and trauma associated with dressing change. The dressing allows the passage of exudate.

Use

Remove the clear liners on each side of the dressing and place directly over the wound. Silflex may overlap the wound edges. The dressing can be cut to size ensuring sharp scissors are used. Cover with a secondary dressing of choice which may be an absorbent pad or film dressing. Silflex may be kept in place for up to fourteen days depending on the wound condition.

Top tip
Wet your hands/gloves before application so that the Silflex doesn't stick when applying.

Use

Remove the clear liners on each side of the dressing and place directly over the wound. Silflex may overlap the wound edges. The dressing can be cut to size ensuring sharp scissors are used. Cover with a secondary dressing of choice which may be an absorbent pad or film dressing. Silflex may be kept in place for up to fourteen days depending on the wound condition.

Top tip
Wet your hands/gloves before application so that the Silflex doesn't stick when applying.

Indications

Skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical wounds, second degree burns, lacerations, leg and pressure ulcers, topical negative pressure (primary dressing).

Contra-indications

Do not use if allergic to silicone.

Ordering

Product Size Stock Code Pack Size NHS Code PIP Code
Silflex
5cm x 7cmCR392210EKH028338-4385
Silflex
8cm x 10cmCR392310EKH029338-4393
Silflex
12cm x 15cmCR392410EKH030338-4401
Silflex
20cm x 30cmCR392510EKH032338-4419
Silflex
35cm x 60cmCR40065EKH096348-2205

FAQ

1. Can Silflex be taken off, cleaned and put back on?
No due to the risk of infection.
2. Do you have to wet your gloves when handing Silflex?
As silicone is hydrophobic it is easier to handle if your gloves are wet, preventing Silflex from sticking to your gloves.
3. How long can Silflex be left on for without moving it?
14 days is the maximum wear time for Silflex, however it is recommended that a 180 degree rotation is undertaken to prevent over granulation.
4. Why does Silflex have such large holes?
Silflex has unique larger holes allowing passage of exudate into the secondary dressing, so it doesn't sit against the skin causing maceration.