Picking a Wound Dressing: TRIACT Technology

*The information provided in this blog is not medical advice and is not intended to, and does not, replace the advice provided by your health care professional. Always seek advice from your licensed healthcare professional in regards to your healthcare needs.

There are several properties to consider when choosing a wound dressing, but it can be difficult sometimes to tell them apart. When selecting, it can be helpful to keep the following four questions in mind:

· Is the dressing easy to use?
· Is it virtually pain-free to remove?
· Does the dressing maintain a moist wound healing environment?
· Does it reduce trauma to delicate tissue?

Hollister Wound Care’s line of wound dressing products features TRIACT technology, while many other dressings on the market use silicone technology. TRIACT technology is a scientific formulation used in select RESTORE wound care dressings. These advanced dressings are designed to form an ideal moist wound healing environment. RESTORE contact layer dressings can be used for the treatment of many chronic and acute wounds, including wounds associated with EB.

TRIACT and TRIACT Advanced technology help provide the following benefits:

  • Moist Wound Interface
    The lipido-colloid matrix contains CMC particles that form a gel in the presence of exudate, providing a moist healing interface between the wound and the dressing.
  • Potential to Minimize Pain
    Upon contact with exudate, a protective gel forms, which may minimize patient pain during dressing changes.
  • Reduced Trauma to Delicate Tissue
    The lipido-colloid formulation helps prevent the dressing from adhering to delicate tissue, minimizing trauma upon removal or disruption of the healing process.
  • Effectiveness
    The 100% non-occlusive fine polyester mesh helps avoid maceration and allows exudate to pass through into outer absorbent layers without sticking.

· Comfort
Dressings do not adhere to wounds, therefore minimizing pain at dressing changes. In a comprehensive survey by S. Meaume, 95% of patients with acute wounds said RESTORE Contact Layer dressings with TRIACT technology were less painful than other dressings.

  • Versatility
    Flexible filaments allow the dressing to conform to a variety of wound types and body contours. Plus, dressings with TRIACT technology are non-greasy and easy to apply and remove.

Hollister Wound Care dressings made with TRIACT and TRIACT Advanced technology create a protective gel and may help minimize pain during dressing changes, prevent dressing adherence, and provide a moist healing interface between the wound and the dressing.

One popular type of dressing that is sometimes used instead of TRIACT and TRIACT Advanced technology is silicone-based dressings. These provide a non-adhering foundation, which can minimize trauma for some to the wound bed upon removal. However, unlike dressings with TRIACT technology, silicone in a dressing is inert, meaning it does not change properties and cannot use the moisture from the wound bed to help provide a moist wound healing environment. Silicone dressings float over the wound bed, without the same ability to provide a moist healing interface as TRIACT and TRIACT Advanced technology does.

Before making your selection, be certain to gather all of the information you can about the dressing you choose before putting them to use. It is important to educate yourself and your family and get your questions answered early on in the process.

Sources:
Hollister Wound Care

Meaume, S., et al, “Use of a new, flexible lipidocolloid dressing on acute wounds and chronic wounds: results of a clinical study;” J of Wound Care, 20(4), April 2010, 180-185.

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