Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings

Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings have been developed to support your efforts in managing both moisture and bacterial balance. The dressing is an open cell polyurethane foam dressing and is impregnated with 0.5% Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB), a highly effective, low toxicity antiseptic. The dressings are effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. They also work against fungi and yeast.

Order Information

Order CodeDescriptionShip CaseHCPCS*
55522AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing 2" x 2" (5.1 cm x 5.1 cm)100A6209
55535AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Fenestrated Foam Dressing 3-1/2" x 3" (8.9 cm x 7.6 cm)50A6209
55544AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing 4" x 4" (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm)50A6209
55548AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing 4" x 8" (10.2 cm x 20.3 cm)50A6210
55566AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)50A6210
55588AMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing 8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20.3 cm)50A6211
55535PAMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Fenestrated Foam Dressing with Top Sheet 3-1/2" x 3" (8.9 cm x 7.6 cm)50A6209
55544PAMDKendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing with Top Sheet 4" x 4" (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm)50A6209

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Features and Benefits

FeatureBenefit
Provide a balanced environmentSupports a moist and bactericidal environment
Employ a unique mode of actionFoam absorbs wound fluid; PHMB binds to foam material and kills bacteria
Effective against prevalent bacteriaEffective against gram + and gram - bacteria including: MSRA, VRE, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter baumannii
Effective up to seven daysProven effective against repeated contamination for up to seven days
Cost EffectiveCost less than most antimicrobial treatments and silver dressings
Have no known resistanceHave been commonly used for 75 years

Frequently Asked Questions

QuestionAnswer
How long can the Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings be used?The Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings may be used for up to 7 days.
Are the Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings considered a barrier?Yes. The Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are uniformly impregnated with PHMB throughout the dressing. There are no concerns for bacterial penetration through the dressings or growth within the dressings.
How does the Kendall™ AMD foam differ from the other competitors?Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are uniquely engineered to simultaneously manage moisture and bacteria thus promoting an ideal, moist wound healing environment. 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. The lower price points (20-30% less than the competition).
How does the PHMB in the Kendall™ AMD foam dressings work? 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.
Do the Kendall™ AMD foam dressings kill the same bacteria as the traditional AMD antimicrobial dressings? Yes. The PHMB destroys Gram+ and Gram- Bacteria, Fungi and Yeast. This includes but is not limited to all of the following: 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.
Are the Kendall™ AMD foam dressings safe like the traditional antimicrobial dressings? Yes. 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.
What is different about the PHMB in the Kendall™ AMD foam antimicrobial foam dressings? Only the concentration of the PHMB. The Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings are impregnated with 0.5% PHMB.

Instructions for Use

Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foram Dressings Instructions for Use

  • Kendall™ AMD antimicrobial dressings are indicated for use in management of post-surgical incisions, pressure sores, 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, IV catheters, central venous lines, arterial catheters, dialysis catheters, peripherally inserted coronary catheters, mid-line catheters, externally placed orthopedic pins and epidural catheters.

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, IV catheters, central venous lines, arterial catheters, dialysis catheters, peripherally inserted coronary catheters, mid-line catheters, externally placed orthopedic pins and epidural catheters.

Precautions

  • For external use only
  • Kendall ™ AMD antimicrobial foam dressings can be used in conjunction with prescribed therapies for the treatment of infections. Dressings are not intended as a primary treatment for infections; if clinical signs of infection are present, please consult a physician.
  • Do not use as a primary treatment for full 3rd degree burns
  • Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to PHMB
  • Do not use if primary package is damaged
  • Do not resterilize
  • Single use only