Introducing ConvaMax™ - the NEW superabsorber dressing from ConvaTec
High fluid absorption*
Exudate from chronic wounds can be corrosive to the wound bed and intact skin. ConvaMax™ absorbs high levels of exudate into the Superabsorbent (SAP) core (up to 170g/100cm2) locking it away from the wound and helping to promote skin integrity.
ConvaMax™ can be used as a primary or secondary dressing. When an additional primary dressing is required, it may be used with Hydrofiber® dressing such as AQUACEL® EXTRA™. Exudate can transfer through the Hydrofiber® layer and be absorbed by ConvaMax™, providing a combination of an advanced wound contact layer and high absorption capacity.
*In-Vitro Performance Characteristics of ConvaMax™, WHRI6045 MS161, Data on file, ConvaTec.
High retention of fluid and bacteria*
Once exudate has been absorbed, ConvaMax™ retains the fluid within the SAP core, ensuring it is not released back to the wound, bandaging or clothing.
Soft and conformable*
It's soft on the skin, easy to apply and easy to remove for patient satisfaction. The protective blue backing prevents strike through and maintains conformability.
Choosing a dressing that effectively manages the exudate level of the wound can result in extended wear time, producing a positive impact on wastage and costs, and may also help with healing.1
The technology within
Locks away fluid
Dressings that are made from cotton, viscose, polyester or foam absorb fluid within the material. However, under pressure, the fluid can often leak out of the dressing .
When ConvaMax™ works best
Manages excess moisture to protect skin integrity
Where there is a real risk of skin damage due to high levels of exudate, ConvaMax™ is ideal. It is available in non-adhesive and silicone adhesive forms, providing complete flexibility to support your care protocol. This includes pressure bandaging or the use of an additional primary dressing.
Ideal for use on:
- Deeper wounds which require a primary dressing, for example a deep diabetic foot ulcer.
- Tunnelling or sinus wounds, with high levels of exudate that need packing.
- Macerated peri-wound, where exudate needs to be absorbed quickly.
Ideal for use on:
- Shallow wounds that don't require an additional primary dressing, like shallow venous leg ulcers.
- Friable peri-wound skin that is liable to tear, such as elderly skin or areas of excoriation.
- Weeping oedema where the skin is likely to stick to dressings.
The in-vitro physical performance characteristics of ConvaMax™ Superabsorber
In hard to heal (or chronic) wounds, or when managing edema, exudate management is a crucial function of a chosen wound dressing1. Dressings for moderate to highly exuding wounds, commonly known as ‘superabsorbents’ are available to help manage this exudate where dressings with lower absorbency levels may not be sufficient1.
A range of superabsorber dressings, all with the primary design to absorb and control wound exudate, were assessed, alongside ConvaTec’s new offering, ConvaMax™ Superabsorber dressing, to compare their in-vitro performance.
1. World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2019) Consensus Document. Wound exudate: effective assessment and management. Wounds International. Available at: www.woundsinternational.com
2. Cutting KF, White R (2002). Maceration of the skin and wound bed: its nature and causes. J Wound Care 11(7): 275-8