Overview:

Balancing Moisture and Bacteria to Create an Ideal Healing Environment

Chronic wound care requires a precise balance of managing moisture and bacteria. Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings have been developed to support your efforts in managing both moisture and bacterial balance. The dressings are made of an open-cell polyurethane foam and are impregnated with 0.5% Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB), a highly effective low-toxicity antiseptic. Effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, and also effective against fungi and yeast, AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are compliant with most existing wound care protocols.

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam border dressings are designed to help prevent complications like friction and shear injuries. A better wound environment leads to better patient outcomes. Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings provide an ideal healing environment by simultaneously managing moisture and bacteria in the dressing. As the foam dressing absorbs exudate, PHMB targets and kills bacteria on contact.


Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam is also available in 25 mm (1 inch) discs.

The powerful protection of Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are also available in foam discs which are effective for up to 7 days. The PHMB impregnated foam discs help to provide a barrier of protection for catheter insertion sites such central venous catheters (CVC) and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). The Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam discs are also ideal for use around external fixation devices.
 

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam discs help to improve patient outcomes by:

  • Helping to protect against CRBSI (catheter related blood stream infections)
  • Protecting insertion sites from harmful bacteria such as MRSA & VRE
  • Providing efficacy for up to 7 days
  • Limiting cross contamination
  • Promoting a healthy wound (insertion) environment


Indications

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are indicated for use in management of post-surgical incisions, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, 1st and 2nd degree burns, dermatologic disorders, other wounds inflicted by trauma and, as a secondary dressing or cover dressing for packed wounds.

It is an ideal dressing in the local management of exudate that may occur at surgically induced body exit sites such as tracheostomy, G-tube, J-tube, Penrose drain, chest tube, nephrostomy tube, sump drain, I.V. catheters, central venous lines, arterial catheters, dialysis catheters, peripherally inserted coronary catheters, mid-line catheters, externally placed orthopedic pins and epidural catheters. 

AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings Features

Features:

Novel dressings absorb and retain wound fluid for ideal moisture management.

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are uniquely engineered to simultaneously manage moisture and bacteria, thus promoting an ideal, moist wound healing environment. The dressings feature:

  • A micro-structured, open-cell surface that absorbs exudate
  • Vertical wicking action that moves fluid into foam core
  • A dense core that maximizes retention of exudate
  • Soft and comfortable 
  • Contain PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide)
  • Supports a moist and bactericidal environment, providing a balanced environment
  • Resist bacterial colonization within the dressing
  • Reduce bacterial penetration through the dressing
  • Unique mode of action; Foam absorbs wound fluid; PHMB binds to foam material and kills bacteria
  • Provides protection against gram-, gram+ ( including MRSA and VRE) and fungi/yeast microorganisms
  • Limits cross-contamination from and to the patient, clinician and environment
  • Proven effective against repeated contamination for up to seven days
  • Sterile and hypoallergenic
  • Have been commonly used for 75 years with no known resistence 
  • Cost less than most antimicrobial treatments and silver dressings
  • Compliant with most existing wound care protocols
Technology:

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB)

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings contain PHMB, a bacteria-killing polymer. Highly effective and safe, PHMB attacks bacteria on and within the dressing, limiting cross-contamination and helping to provide a bacteria-free wound healing environment.

How PHMB works:

  • PHMB binds to bacteria’s phospholipid (outer) membrane
  • Disrupts membrane, causing cytoplasm to leak out
  • Bacterial cell’s protective layer disintegrates
  • Bacterial cell collapses and dies
  • Nothing is left behind to mutate or replicate, so there is no known resistance
  • PHMB in the dressing continues to provide bacterial protection

PHMB is a safe, stable chemical with over 75 years of commercial use in such products as baby wipes, contact lens solutions and pool cleaners.

PHMB destroys Gram+ and Gram- Bacteria, Fungi and Yeast Effective against:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  • Acinetobacter Baumannii (MDRAB)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. Diff)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida albicans
  • Staphylococcus coagulase
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Enterococcus faecalis

Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings Provide a Unique Mode of Action

Dressing applied to wound.

Dressing is applied to moderate to heavy exudating wound. 

Absorbs fluid and bacteria.

The foam absorbs and retains wound fluid providing a moist environment while the PHMB in the dressing attacks bacteria.

Disrupts bacterial structure.

As fluid reaches foam core, PHMB attacks and disrupts the bacterial structure, killing the cell.

Nothing left to mutate or replicate.

The foam continues to provide moist environment while PHMB destroys bacteria, leaving nothing to mutate or replicate (resistance). 

Specifications

Specifications:
Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings Order Information
Order Code Description Per Box Ship Case
55522AMD 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm) 25 100
55535AMD 3.5" x 3" (8.8 cm x 7.5 cm) Fenestrated 10 50
55544AMD 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) 10 50
55548AMD 4" x 8" (10 cm x 20 cm)
10 50
55566AMD 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm) 10 50
55588AMD 8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) 10 50
55535PAMD 3.5" x 3" (8.8 cm x 7.5 cm) Fenestrated, with Topsheet 10 50
55544PAMD 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) with Topsheet 10 50
Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Border Dressings Order Information
Order Code Description Per Box Ship Case
55523BAMD 1.75" x 3.25" (4.4 cm x 8.3 cm) Pad: 1" x 1.75" (2.5 cm x 4.4 cm) 10 50
55544BAMD 3.5" x 3.5" (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm) Pad: 2" x 2" (5.0 cm x 5.0 cm) 10 50
55546BAMD 3.5" x 5.5" (8.9 cm x 14 cm) Pad: 2" x 4" (5.0 cm x 10 cm) 10 50
55566BAMD 5.5" x 5.5" (14 cm x 14 cm) Pad: 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) 10 50
55588BAMD 7.5" x 7.5" (19 cm x 19 cm) Pad: 6" x 6" (19 cm x 19 cm) 10 50
Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Discs Order Information
Order Code Description Per Box Ship Case
55511AMD 1" (2.54 cm) diameter, 4 mm hole 10 40
55512AMD 1" (2.54 cm) diameter, 7 mm hole 10 40

Resources

Clinical Study: PHMB: The Role of Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing (0.5% PHMB) in the Treatment of Wounds

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Case Studies: Balancing a Dynamic Wound Environment: Multicenter Experience with a Novel Antimicrobial Foam Dressing Containing PHMB

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Clinical Study: Activity of Antimicrobial Dressings Using Clinically Relevant Organisms MRSA, VRE, and P. aeruginosa

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Clinical Study: Efficacy of Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing Against MRSA

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Clinical Study: Different Wound Challenges – One Solution, from EWMA 2010

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Clinical Study Poster: Different Wound Challenges – One Solution, from Wounds UK 2009

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Clinical Study: Managing the Challenge of Wound Exudate

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Clinical Study: An Evaluation of 4 Patients Post Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Using a Foam Dressing Containing 0.5% Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB)

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Clinical Study: A Review of a Foam Dressing Containing 0.5% Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Under Compression Therapy in the Management of Lower Limb Ulceration

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Clinical Study Poster: A Review of a Foam Dressing Containing 0.5% Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Under Compression Therapy in the Management of Lower Limb Ulceration

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Case Report: The Use of a New Ultra-soft Antimicrobial Foam Dressing Impregnated with 0.5% PHMB on a Venous Leg Ulcer with a Critical Colonisation

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Consensus Document: Wound Exudate and the Role of Dressings

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Bibliography: AMD Foam Dressing Clinical Evidence Papers

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