Versatel is a contact layer that allows exudate to pass through to a secondary dressing while preventing the dressing from adhering to the wound bed and creating additional trauma. This solution is designed to be used in conjunction with OptiLock®, Qwick® and Maxorb® II secondary dressings.
How it Works
Research has shown that a high-exudating wound generates 10mL of fluid on average per day. As a silicone-based atraumatic adhesive contact layer, Versatel is permeable enough to allow 16.2mL of fluid to pass through every 2.5 hours, capable of handling over 155mL of exudate per day.
To prevent the secondary dressing from sticking to the wound bed, Versatel:
• Features a flexible design that conform to the body’s shape for a greater degree of contact.
• Provides one-sided contact for straightforward application.
• Helps to reduces potential trauma from the secondary dressing while minimizing pain during removal.
• Utilizes a system of channels that allow fluid to easily transfer to an absorbent secondary dressing.
• Remains translucent for easy wound visualization.
Versatel can remain on the wound for up to seven days, based on the amount of exudate.
Versatel is ideal for helping treat:
• Dry to heavily draining abrasions
• Chronic wounds, such as venous or pressure injuries
• Burns (first and second degree)
• Surgical and trauma wounds
Contraindications: Third-degree burns. Should not be used by individuals with a known sensitivity to silicone, nor for surgical implantation.
To apply Versatel:
1. First clean the wound and periwound area.
2. Remove Versatel from its packaging.
3. Peel off the liner from one side of the dressing.
4. Place the dressing onto the wound: The dressing can be placed on periwound skin or cut, if needed.
5. Smooth the dressing, so that it touches the wound’s surface.
6. Remove the second liner.
7. Apply a secondary dressing or compression bandage.