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Which wounds should Medifil® II Collagen Particles be used with?

Which wounds should Collatek® Collagen Gel be used with?

Collatek® Gel is intended for dry to lightly exudating wounds. Collatek® is a sterile collagen gel that encourages healing by donating moisture while providing collagen molecules to the wound bed. Collatek® Gel rehydrates dry wounds and eschar. Promotes a moist wound healing environment and promotes autolytic debridement for optimal healing which can be used in conjunction with HBS Medifil® II Collagen particles or SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets depending on wound depth.

Collatek® Gel bioactively interacts with the wound microenvironment on a cellular and molecular level, assisting the body’s natural healing process. Collatek® is 100% non-hydrolyzed type 1 bovine native collagen in an amorphous hydrogel. Human BioSciences, Inc.’s proprietary Kollagen™ technology process protects and retains significantly more native triple helical protein structure, thus allowing superior stability of the molecule and scaffolding through all four phases of wound healing

Indication for use:

  • Partial-thickness wounds.
  • Full Thickness Wounds
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • (VLUs)
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Ulcers (DFUs)
  • Pressure Injury
  • Open Blisters
  • Second-degree burns
  • Superficial abrasions
  • Donor sites
  • Dehisced surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds healing by secondary intention.

Are there any wounds you should not use collagen gel on?

Yes, Collatek® Gel is not appropriate for third-degree burns or patients with bovine sensitivities.
Wounds that are heavily exudating are not be appropriate. If the wound is producing more than minimal drainage, consider using HBS Medifi®l II collagen particles or SkinTemp® II Collagen Sheets because they can absorb up to 40-60 times their weight in fluid.

How do you apply Collatek® Gel?

  1. Cleanse the wound with mild soap and water, saline solution or wound cleanser.
  2. Stop any bleeding by applying gentle pressure with a clean gauze pad or cloth.
  3. Apply Collatek® Collagen Gel to the wound bed.
  4. Cover the wound with a secondary dressing: e.g., transparent, gauze, abdominal pad, foam, super-absorbent, and/or hydrocolloid to promote thermoregulation in wound healing.
  5. Change dressing daily.

Product Removal:

  1. Change dressing when the bandage becomes wet with drainage or soiled.
  2. Remove the bandage, and repeat the steps under product application including cleansing.
  3. Use Collatek® Collagen Gel until the wound is fully healed.
  4. If the edges of the wound appear macerated, Try applying Collatek® Gel using a sterile tongue depressor or sterile cotton-tipped applicator to pinpoint application only to the open area. Use sparingly with an absorbent cover dressing.

How do you determine how often dressing changes should occur?

As wounds heal the expectation is the wound will produce less exudate over time. Drainage and wear time of the outer dressing can help determine dressing change intervals. Start with a daily dressing change to determine the wound reaction. Upon dressing change when the wound appears dry, the interval can be extended. Follow your facility protocols as a basic recommendation.

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