THE SUPER SMART WOUND DRESSING
Designed for Wounds
“While traditional foam dressings provide comfort and convenience, KerraFoam Gentle Border goes one step further – with a smart absorbent core to manage exudate far better than leading competitors1. Not only does the dressing lock away exudate1, bacteria2 and MMPs3, but it was also designed with the ideal Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) to ensure optimal moisture balance.4”
Designed for Protection
“KerraFoam Gentle Border is designed to help protect vulnerable parts of your patient’s body from the outset. It spread pressure evenly5, reduces friction and shear6 and removes moisture7 and humidity8,9 from the skin, transforming patient comfort and helping the protect against the formation of pressure ulcers.
SLIDES & PROTECTS
The smooth outer film layer helps to reduce shear and friction10, create a water-resistant11 bacterial barrier12, and maintain an ideal MCTR4
A soft inner pouch allows the layers to move freely, absorbing shear and friction forces that can damage peri-wound skin.9
Absorbs & Locks
Absorbent core and foam pad combine to in lock in exudate1, bacteria2, and MMPs3 – even under compression1
Our unique horizontal wicking layer efficiently increases absorption capacity and reduces pressure points by distributing exudate throughout the dressing.7
A soft silicone layer ensures gentle adhesion, excellent absorption rate and non-traumatic removal.13
How KerraFoam Gentle Border Compares
Exudate Absorption & Retention
THE BENEFITS FOR PROTECTION
Manages Microclimate – large holes in the silicone contact layer, a breathable film layer and highly absorbent core work together to absorb and lock away moisture and reduce humidity – two of the biggest catalysts to skin breakdown.
Reduce Friction & Shear – Forces are both deflected by the anti-friction out layer and transferred into the layers of the dressing and elastic silicone adhesive, reducing the chance of breakdown.
Distributes Pressure – Comfortable and highly conformable, the multiple layers of the dressing help to distribute pressure evenly and reduce the risk of ulcers developing at pressure points.
Benefits of Protection Graphs
*As Demonstrated in vitro
*As Demonstrated in vitro
1.CHC R160. A fluid retention assessment of KerraFoam Gentle Border and competitor products. Data on File 2014. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 2. Cooper R. An investigation into the ability of KerraFoam to bind bacteria. Cardiff Metropolitan University. Sept 2013. 3. Evaluation of matrix metalloproteinases by wound care products. Liverpool University. Data on file. 4. CHC R436. Crawford Ltd. April 2016. 5. CHC R253 An assessment of the pressure redistribution properties of foam dressings. Data on file 2015. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 6. CHC R271 Assessment of the dissipation of shear forces by foam wound dressings. Data on file 2015. Crawford Healthcare, Ltd. 7. CHCR186 A product comparison portfolio for KerraFoam Gentle Border. Data on file 2014. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 8. CHC r244 An assessment of the humidity beneath dressings. Data on file 2015. Crawford Healthcare, Ltd. 9. CHC R258. An Assessment of the humidity beneath KerraFoam Gentle Border and Mepilex Border. Data on File 2015. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 10. CHCR 272 Assessment of the dissipation of shear forces by a foam wound dressing. Crawford Ltd. May 2015. 11. Wound Dressing Testing – EN 13726-3 Waterproofness. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. September 2013. 12. Bacterial Barrier Testing. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. August 2013. 13. CHC R421. A healthy volunteer assessment of KerraFoam Gentle Border. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. March 2016. 14. CHC-R250. In-vitro assessment of wound dressing bacterial sequestration. Data on File. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 15. CHC R429. Bolton, L. 2007. Operational definition of moist vapor wound healing. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 34, 23-29. Data from Crawford Healthcare Reports.16. Roberts S., Lovett j., Stephenson C. Management of shear, pressure and microclimate by foam dressings. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2016. Crawford Healthcare, Ltd.