Compression Dressing

  1. I was speaking to a nurse on the phone at our local wound care center. (I am in HHC) She told me of a compression dressing that does not sag down. It isn't Porfore or an unna boot. Does anyone know the name of a compression dressing that has this desired quality? I cannot remember the name of the product she suggested. Thanks.
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  3. by   jmdRN
    Was it Sure-pres maybe? ConvaTec Canada - SurePress High Compression Bandage Altho there is some slippage with it.
  4. by   mommy.19
    There are several brands that make compression dressings, some are temporary, like Medline 4flex, Derma Science's Du-Fore, and 3M's coban 2 layer and coban 2 layer lite. These are multilayer compression "kits" that are mostly indicated for use up to 4-5 days (some can stay intact for a week but it all depends on if there is a wound, and the wound characteristics/drainage). Others like Surepress can be washed and used up to 20 times before losing it's integrity and ability to provide 30mmHg compression.

    Also, Circaid's Juxta-lite or Mediven's Ulcer kit are great long-term solutions for patients with lower extremity edema.