What is Hydrofiber Wound Dressing?

When hydrofiber dressings come in contact with moisture, it creates a gel, similar to alginate dressing, while absorbing the drainage. This creates a moisture balance in the wound, protecting the wound and promoting a healthy environment.

When to use Hydrofiber

  • Moderate to heavy drainage wounds
  • Partial thickness burns
  • Pressure ulcers Stages III and IV
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Donor sites
  • With compression bandages
  • Cavity wounds
  • Dry wounds when dampened with saline

Advantages of Hydrofiber

  • Cost effective
  • Highly absorptive
  • Conforms to wound shape
  • Comfortable
  • Balances inflammatory response
  • Easy to remove
  • Can be worn for several days

Disadvantages of Hydrofiber

  • Should not be used on patients sensitive to silver
  • New concept in dressings
  • Not compatible with oil-based products (i.e. petrolatum jelly)
  • Secondary dressing may be needed to secure the dressing