Vellafilm

Semi-permeable adherent silicone film dressing

Vellafilm

Product Description

Silicone film dressing

Vellafilm is a polyurethane film dressing with Silfix soft silicone contact layer, designed to protect the wound whilst minimising the pain and trauma associated with dressing change.The soft silicone adheres to surrounding dry surrounding skin but not to a moist wound.

The dressing is transparent, allowing observation of the wound site or primary dressing which minimises dressing change frequency. Vellafilm has a very high moisture vapour transfer rate.

Use

Remove the clear plastic liners and place directly over a wound or primary contact dressing ensuring an overlap of around 2cm. Vellafilm can be left in place for up to 7 days.


Top tip
Vellafilm can be written on with a regular ball point pen, for such information as dates and wound mapping.

Use

Remove the clear plastic liners and place directly over a wound or primary contact dressing ensuring an overlap of around 2cm. Vellafilm can be left in place for up to 7 days.


Top tip
Vellafilm can be written on with a regular ball point pen, for such information as dates and wound mapping.

Indications

All exuding wounds including:

Superficial epitheliasing wounds
Retention of primary wound contact layers and absorbent dressings
Surgical wounds

Contra-indications

Do not use if allergic to silicone.

Ordering

Product Size Stock Code Pack Size NHS Code PIP Code
Vellafilm
12cm x 12cmCR391910N/A338-4351
Vellafilm
12cm x 35cmCR391710N/A338-4377
Vellafilm
15cm x 20cmCR392110N/A338-4369

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.