What to Know When Using Restore® Foam Dressings

*Seek advice from your licensed healthcare professional in regards to your healthcare needs

In an effort to provide information to EB patients and their caregivers about the different options for wound dressing, we take a closer look at one of Hollister Wound Care’s signature products, its Restore Foam Dressings.

Here is some helpful information you should know about this particular dressing alternative:

  • Foam dressings are best used for moderate to heavily exuding wounds.
    Patients who generally benefit most from this dressing option are those who experience chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers or diabetic foot ulcers, as well as patients with acute wounds such as partial thickness burns, dermabrasions, traumatic wounds and post-operative wounds. Restore Foam Dressings also can be used underneath compression bandaging.

  • Like Restore Contact Layer Dressings, Restore Foam Dressings are designed using TRIACT® Technology.
    Through TRIACT Technology, a gel forms when exudate is present and helps prevent sticking and disruption to the wound bed when dressings are removed.

  • Restore Foam Dressings enable absorption of exudates to shield skin from maceration with a virtually pain-free solution.
    With Restore Foam Dressings, exudate passes through a contact layer into a super-absorbent foam pad that enables vertical drainage, protecting the lesion’s surrounding skin from excessive softening. Because dressings with TRIACT technology are non-adhesive and not greasy, they’re easy to apply and remove without sticking to the wound. With the dressing’s pliability and soft, conforming backing, it easily shapes itself to the contours of the wound.. Restore Foam Dressings are especially effective for use on wounds with fragile surrounding skin.
  • Restore Foam Dressings allow for more convenience with fewer changes required.
    Unlike other dressings which may need to be changed every day or every other day, Restore Foam Dressings may be changed every 3-4 days, depending on the nature of the wound and its healing status.
  • An optional Restore Foam Dressing with Silver continuously releases silver to fight bacteria such as MRSA.
    In Restore Foam Dressings with Silver, silver sulfate is locked within the dressing and as exudate is absorbed by the dressing, silver sulfate molecules release silver ions. In-vitro studies have shown that continuous silver release sustains anti-bacterial activity for up to seven days, fighting such common bacteria as Staph, Streptococcus pyogenes and MRSA.
  • Some individuals should not use Restore Foam Dressings or Restore Foam Dressings with Silver.
    Individuals who are sensitive to or have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or one of its components should not use Restore Foam Dressings.

If you have any questions about either of these products or usage of them, please contact EB Coordinator Leslie Rader at 1-888-EBAID4U or by email at leslie.rader@hollisterwoundcare.com.


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