This is a discussion on Foam Dressing in Home Health Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... can someone tell me the difference between Optifoam and Allevyn. I understand they are both foam...
can someone tell me the difference between Optifoam and Allevyn. I understand they are both foam dressings, but i work with a nurse that says she will only use Allevyn (more expensive), when i ask her why all she will say is "its better". ok if it is better can someone tell me why???!!!
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Sorry I'm not familiar with these names. Are they similar to polymem? What types of wounds are they used for?
edit: just did a search. They look similar to something we use called mepilex. Sorry I don't use either of these brands so can't say if one works better than the other. Their websites have a few selling points though if you google it.
Last edit by muesli on Nov 10, '11