What to Know When Using Restore® Contact Layer Dressings

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

From time to time, we’ll be sharing helpful information about various wound care supplies –such as when they’re best used and important things you should know when using them. We kick off this regular series of medical supply-focused blogs with some pointers for using Hollister Wound Care’s Restore Contact Layer Dressings.

Some helpful information you should know:

  • Dressings are designed using TRIACT® Technology.
    TRIACT Technology is comprised of a lipido-colloid matrix that forms a gel when exudate is present.  The gel helps prevent sticking and disruption to the wound bed during dressing removal.  What this means for the patient is the dressing removal is virtually pain-free.
  • Contact layer dressings are best used for low to moderate exuding wounds, including wounds associated with EB.
    Restore Contact Layer Dressings work best with minor abrasions, lacerations, leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, skin tears, second degree burns, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds, and minor cuts, scalds or burns. Other Restore dressings with TRIACT technology are available for more serious skin wounds that are exuding more heavily or steadily.
  • Dressing flexibility means virtually pain-free dressing removals.
    Because dressings with TRIACT technology are non-adhesive and not greasy, they’re easy to apply and remove without sticking to the wound. When wound exudate comes in contact with the dressing, the hydrocolloid particles combine with the matrix to form a “gel,” providing a moist environment that promotes healing. Restore Contact Layer dressing gives a virtually pain-free dressing removal and helps minimize damage to newly formed surrounding skin. It is ideal for use on wounds with fragile surrounding skin.
  • Standard dressings require minimal changing.
    Most EB families change dressings everyday or every other day depending on the type of wound. If need be, Restore Contact Layer Dressings may be worn for up to seven days. Caregivers will have fewer dressing changes to make and again there will be limited disruption of skin healing process.
  • Some individuals should not use Restore Contact Layer Dressings.
    This applies to individuals who are sensitive to or have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or one of its components. Hollister Wound Care has a broad range of dressing alternatives.

If you have any questions about this product or use of it, please contact EB Coordinator Leslie Rader at 1-888-EBAID4U or by email at leslie.rader@hollisterwoundcare.com.