A Usage Guideline for Dermafill in Hospice

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Indications

Dermafill is recommended for use as a temporary covering/dressing for the treatment of wounds including:

  • Pressure sores/skin tears
  • Venous stasis, arterial, ischemic and diabetic wounds
  • Second degree burns
  • Skin graft donor sites
  • Traumatic abrasions and lacerations
  • Biopsy dressing

Contraindications

  • Not for use for third-degree burns
  • Not for use on actively infected wounds unless infection is actively being treated and followed by medical personnel
  • Not for use if osteomyelitis is present
  • Not for use in wounds with heavy exudate
  • Not for use in an area where the dressing may become saturated (usually from incontinence )
  • Wounds greater than 0.5 cm deep

* Note: These are guidelines only. Consult with the primary physician for specific orders.

 

 

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