Hydrafera Blue Ready Antibacterial Foam Dressing, by Hollister is a specialized external dressing for wound care. It contains broad-spectrum antibacterial properties to protect wound and prevent infection. The dressing comes ready-to-use and is offered in three sizes designed for local management of acute, traumatic and chronic wounds such as: ulcers, burns, donor sites, post-surgical incisions, wounds, abrasions, and lacerations.
The dressing creates a fast application and there isn't a need to apply antibiotic ointment. The hydrophilic polyurethane foam contains ethylene oxide used as a bactericidal, fungicidal, and sporicidal disinfectant. This also aids in maintaining a moist wound environment necessary to fast healing. The hydrophilic polyurethane foam is known for its fast absorption rate; it will absorb water in less than 30 seconds. This absorption property is important in collecting exudates and bacteria from the injured area. These harmful fluid secretions bind to the dressing removing it from the wound without the foam sticking to the wound causing more harm. The dressing can be left in place up to seven days.