Product type – an antimicrobial contact layer

Principle function – INADINE™ PVP-I Non-Adherent Dressing consists of a low adherent knitted viscose fabric impregnated with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) base containing 10% Povidone Iodine; equivalent to 1.0% available iodine. Iodine is a highly effective topical antimicrobial that has been used clinically in the treatment of wounds for more than 170 years.  It has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity with efficacy against bacteria, microbacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses.

Recommended use– The Povidone Iodine molecule has a broad spectrum antimicrobial action and has been proven to be effective against MRSA. INADINE™ minimises adherence to the wound bed, therefore reducing the risk of damage to the granulation tissue at dressing removal, and in clinical practice has been shown to reduce pain for patients.

Frequency of dressing change – As PVP–I is released from INADINE™ the dressing will change colour from orange to white. The colour change provides an indicator of how frequently dressings should be changed preventing unnecessary dressing changes, when compared to other dressings.

Precautions Inadine is a contact layer. The wound will need a secondary dressing depending on its exudate level to support and protect the skin edges migrating.

Contraindications– If patient is allergic to iodine, have a shellfish allergy, or a thyroid condition, the patient needs to consult their medical practitioner prior to use.

Manufacturer – Acelity

Australian supplier – KCi Medical