Connect

Connect

with a Cardinal Health representative

877.227.3462

Thank you for connecting with us.
 
 
 
 
 
*
 
 
   
Please fill out this field

Hydrocolloid Dressing

  • Advanced wound care treatment
  • Long-lasting protection – wear up to 7 days
  • Maintains a moist environment to promote healing
  • Water-resistant

Single use only
Sterile

Details

Hydrocolloid dressing absorbs light to moderate drainage

  • Advanced wound care treatment
  • Long-lasting protection – wear up to 7 days
  • Maintains a moist environment to promote healing
  • Water-resistant

Single use only

Sterile

To use, carefully follow instructions inside package.

Clean wound area. Dry surrounding skin thoroughly.

Grasp paper release liner and plastic film release liner at arrows.

Center dressing over wound area and press in place.

Remove liners completely and smooth in place. Place hand over dressing for one minute.

May be used for:

  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Lacerations and minor abrasions
  • Minor surgical wounds
  • Diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers
  • Early stage bedsores (stage I and II pressure ulcers)

Benefits:

  • Protects wounds by forming a soft gel layer
  • Flexible, low-friction film backing that protects skin

Not Made with Natural Rubber Latex

Caution: For external use only. Do not use if opened or torn. Do not use on severe burns or infected wounds. Refer to instruction insert for complete list of cautions.

Product Options
SKU SIZE QUANTITY SHAPE FOR WOUNDS
HC22RR 2 in. x 2 in.
(50.8 mm x 50.8 mm)
4 Square 1.5 in. x 1.5 in. or smaller
HC44RR 4 in. x 4 in. (101.6 mm x 101.6 mm) 3 Square 3 in. x 3 in. or smaller
HC66R 6 in. x 6 in. (152.4 mm x 152.4 mm) 5 Square 5 in. x 5 in. or smaller
HC88R 8 in. x 8 in. (203.2 mm x 203.2 mm) 5 Square 7 in. x 7 in. or smaller
HCTRIR 6 in. x 7 in. (152.4 mm x 177.8 mm) 5 Triangle  
Instructions for Use

Product Description:

Cardinal Health™ Hydrocolloid is a bordered hydrocolloid wound dressing that facilitates local wound healing. The dressing absorbs wound exudate and creates a moist environment which supports the body’s healing process and aids in the removal of nonviable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement), without damaging new tissue.

The dressing has a smooth, tapered border designed to be thinner at the edges to help reduce dressing roll up during product use. The propriety gelling formulation dressing material interacts with wound exudates and forms a soft gel. Due to the matrix formulation of the hydrocolloid material, most of the gel is removed together with the dressing, resulting in little or no damage to the newly formed tissue.

Cardinal Health™ Hydrocolloid dressings consist of a wound contact layer of hydrocolloids. The top layer is a semi-permeable, polyurethane film backing which allows circulation of O2, CO2 and water vapor, while excluding germs and water to protect the wound from external contamination. The dressings are moisture resistant and will remain in place during showering. The flexible, low-friction film backing reduces skin friction with clothing and patient bedding.

Cardinal Health™ Hydrocolloid dressings may be used as a primary dressing or as a secondary dressing. They may be used alone or in combination with other wound care products as directed by your healthcare professional.

Indications:

May be used for: 

  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Lacerations and minor abrasions
  • Minor surgical wounds
  • Diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers
  • Early stage bedsores (stage I and II pressure ulcers)

Contraindications: Third-degree burns or on individuals who are sensitive to or who have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or its components.

Directions for Use:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly and put on clean disposable gloves such as Cardinal Health™ Exam Gloves.
  2. Clean wound area with Cardinal Health™ Wound Cleanser or normal saline solution. Dry surrounding skin thoroughly.
  3. With one hand, grasp paper release liner at end with arrows. Use other hand to grasp plastic film release liner at arrows.
  4. Turn dressing over, center dressing over wound area, and press in place. For dressings larger than 2 in. x 2 in., there should be a 1-inch overlap onto the dry skin surrounding the wound. For dressings smaller than 2 in. x 2 in., there should be a ½-inch overlap.

Sacral:

A. Hold the adhesive side of the dressing over the wound and line up the center of the dressing over the center of the wound.

B. Position the "hinge" of the dressing into the area between the buttocks and gently press the dressing in place over the wound.

C. Occasionally there may be a need to picture-frame the sacral dressing using medical grade adhesive tape.

Heel / Elbow:

A. Center the dressing on the heel or elbow, leaving the precut flaps detached.

B. Affix the side flaps of the dressing to the heel or elbow.

C. Secure the center flap to the heel or elbow.

5. Remove the paper release liner completely and secure adhesive to skin. Remove the clear film release liner from the other side of the dressing and secure the adhesive to the skin.

6. Place your hand over the dressing and mold it into place for at least one minute. The warmth from your hand will help to enhance the adhesion of the dressing.

7. Remove gloves by pulling them inside out; discard in leak proof plastic bag. Wash hands thoroughly after removing gloves.  

When to Remove:

A bubble often appears as the dressing interacts with wound fluid. Change the dressing before the bubble reaches the edge of the dressing. The dressing should be inspected frequently for leakage and bunching. If any of these occur, the dressing should be changed. As wound fluid is absorbed by the dressing, gel formation may be visible on the outer surface of the dressing. Maximum recommended wear time is up to 7 days.

Directions for Removal:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly and put on clean disposable gloves such as Cardinal Health™ Exam Gloves.
  2. Press down on the skin with one hand and carefully lift an edge of the dressing with your other hand.
  3. Repeat this process around the perimeter of the dressing until all edges are free and gently roll the dressing off of the wound site.
  4. Irrigate and cleanse the wound, prior to reassessment.
  5. It is not necessary to remove all residues, if any are present, since the residues are not harmful to the healing process.
  6. Dispose of used dressing in container for medical waste or double-bag in a leak proof plastic bag. Remove gloves by pulling them inside out; discard in leak proof plastic bag. Wash hands thoroughly after removing gloves.  

Precautions and Observations:

  • During the body's normal healing process, nonviable tissue is removed from the wound via autolytic debridement, which can make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes. If the wound continues to grow larger, contact a healthcare professional.
  • Should you observe irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of skin), hyper-granulation (excess tissue formation) or sensitivity (allergic reaction), consult a healthcare professional.
  • This wound dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a healthcare professional.
  • Frequent dressing changes on wounds with damaged or delicate skin surrounding the wound is not recommended. The wound should be inspected during dressing changes. Contact a healthcare professional if:
    • signs of infection occur (increased pain, bleeding, wound drainage)
    • there is a change in wound exudate color and/or odor
    • the wound does not begin to show signs of healing
    • any other unexpected symptoms occur
  • Avoid removing dressing during the first 48 hours after application, when adhesive is most adherent to the skin. If dressing is removed too frequently or too vigorously, the outer layer of the stratum corneum or newly healed wound tissue may be damaged or removed causing cutaneous irritation or wound trauma.
  • For leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology), diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, second-degree burns, surgical wounds and traumatic wounds:
    • Treatment of the wound types listed above should be under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
  • May be used under compression wraps/stockings. Appropriate supportive measures should be taken where indicated (e.g. use of graduated compression bandaging in the management of venous leg ulcers or pressure relief measures in the management of pressure ulcers/sores).
  • The control of blood glucose, as well as appropriate supportive measures, should be provided with diabetic foot ulcers.
  • May be used on infected wounds only under the care of a healthcare professional. Colonization of chronic wounds is common and is not a contraindication. In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a healthcare professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • This product is not made with natural rubber latex.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless package is damaged or opened prior to use.
  • One time use only. Do not reuse. If reused, performance of the product may deteriorate and cross contamination may occur.

Storage:

  • This product should be stored in dry conditions between 41-86°F (5-30°C). Protect from freezing, refrigeration and high humidity.
  • Sterile; do not use if inner packaging is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • 5-year shelf life.