Xenaderm? - page 2
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Is this the new wonder ointment/ drug? How well do you like it? We are using it on alot of folks in place of A&D and Zinc oxide... Read More
- 0Mar 18, '05 by dd_txlvnQuote from TBLPNWe use Zenaderm too. I found that it works great on reddened areas, in place of Duoderm.. But my facility is now using it for the Cure All. I can't stand it!! What do you guys use on clean granulating Stage II-IVs?I agree, Xenaderm is great, works well on excoriated areas, however, our facility went through a period where Xenaderm was the "cure all", drove me crazy, same deal with Ultec, which I hate, leave that sucker on 5-7 days on a small o/a and remove it and you'll find a necrotic area. I can't stand ultec. It doesn't sit well with me to let something "brew" for a weeks time and never see it!! Finally our wound nurse caught on and we rarely use ultec now!!!!
- 0Mar 19, '05 by panurse101Quote from dd_txlvnWe use Zenaderm too. I found that it works great on reddened areas, in place of Duoderm.. But my facility is now using it for the Cure All. I can't stand it!! What do you guys use on clean granulating Stage II-IVs?
The papain ingred. agents.. such as panafil and accuyzme on those that are sloughy. I also use Intrasite. I love it.. carrosyn gel on the st 2, good clean tissue. We are slowly... and I mean ..slowly.. moving into the alginates.
Good Luck, Tracy
- 0Apr 20, '05 by LPN/TXnurseQuote from dd_txlvnWe use Zenaderm too. I found that it works great on reddened areas, in place of Duoderm.. But my facility is now using it for the Cure All. I can't stand it!! What do you guys use on clean granulating Stage II-IVs?
On a clean stage II you could use panafil which i think works well. My facility has just accepted the healthpoint (manufacturer of xenaderm etc.) protocol which means we will primarily use panafil, accuzyme, and xenaderm..also with that protocol it includes like 40+ free ceu's available to nursing staff to obtain at their own convienance which is great. You recieve a password and then you can access their website from home or wherever and get your ceu's. free ceu's is a great thing to me...lol. I've also read you can use granulex on a clean stage II ulcer...never tried it though.
- 0Oct 3, '05 by GLORIAmunchkin72not only that but it traps feces and urine and odor!Quote from HannasMomWe are using it in our facility. It's great stuff! Clears up a small open area quickly, without the need to ever apply the awful duoderm. Hate duoderm, to me it makes tiny open areas much worse.
- 0Dec 15, '05 by ROSIEK[quote=NurseChick04]I love xenaderm..:roll a great barrier cream that can be applied only once per day usually.... It is expensive but can be used on highly excoriated areas. I have seen this work on patients that have had excoriated areas for months where nothing else worked and this cleared it up within a couple of weeks..still should avoid use of briefs while patient is in bed.[/Reply
Please check the package insert for xenaderm. It is not intended as a barrier. The new F-Tag revisions state you must use according to manufacturers directions. Be cautious about off label use. Are you using it on Medicare and Medicaid patients? You must provide the same level of care regardless of ability to pay.
- 0Jan 1, '06 by pmsrn76Anyone remember Granulex? Xenaderm is Granulex in a cream. Requires Rx. Have heard it works great on I's and II's. Tegasorb is a good alternative to Duoderm. Criticaid also works well on I's and II's. Mesalt will debide a draining wound with lots of slough and will do it fairly quickly.