|Classification Name:||Dressing Polyurethane Membrane|
|Manufacturer:||BritCair, UK Division of CV Laboratories|
Spyroflex (previously Flexipore 6000) consists of a thin microporous polyurethane foam membrane coated with a pressure sensitive hydrophilic adhesive. The outer surface of the dressing, which is composed of closed cells is impermeable to liquids and bacteria but highly permeable to moisture vapour. Spyroflex isolates and protects the wound, maintaining a moist environment but preventing maceration.
Spyroflex is recommended for lightly exuding acute wounds such as abrasions and minor lacerations.
Spyroflex is not recommended for use on clinically infected wounds.
A dressing should be selected that provides a 2 cm overlap onto the surrounding skin which should be dry and unbroken. Remove the larger piece of release paper and centre the dressing on the wound. Once correctly positioned, remove the small piece of release paper and secure with gentle pressure. The dressing can be tailored to fit awkward areas and cut or overlapped if necessary. To remove, lift edges of the dressing whilst gently pressing against the skin, continue pulling in this way until the dressing becomes detached.
Spyroflex should be changed when exudate becomes visible within 1 cm of the edge of the dressing or after 5 - 7 days according to the type of wound.
Spyroflex is presented individually wrapped in a peel pouch, sterilised by gamma irradiation.
10.0 cm × 20.0 cm
20.0 cm × 20.0 cm
10.0 cm × 30.0 cm
15.0 cm × 20.0 cm
20.0 cm × 30.0 cm
1. Somers SS, et al., The Flexipore 6000 membrane as a wound dressing for use in the accident and emergency department, Arch. Emerg. Med. 1992, 9, 246-248.
2. Whitley MS, et al., Sutureless closure of surgical wounds using
the Flexipore 6000 membrane dressing, Proceedings of the 2nd
European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Ed Harding KG,
Cherry G, Dealey C, and Turner TD, Macmillan Magazines Ltd, 1991, pp
|Revision Author||Dr S. Thomas|
This datacard has been prepared from data provided by the manufacturer and/or from published literature.