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Kendall Telfa AMD Island Dressing (4"x5") (Box of 25)

Kendall Telfa AMD Island Dressing (4"x5") (Box of 25)

Telfa AMD antimicrobial dressings contain PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide), a powerful yet safe antiseptic. PHMB attacks bacteria on and within the dressing fabric, helping keep infection out of the wound and limiting cross-contamination. Telfa Island AMD antimicrobial dressings have a perforated mylar film with an absorbent core ideal for use as a primary dressing for lightly draining wounds. The dressing can also be used as a secondary dressing to eliminate growth within the gauze. Each dressing measures 4"x5" and is available by the box of 25.
  • Manufacturer: Kendall / Covidien
  • Product Name: Telfa AMD Island Dressing
  • Product Number: 7665
  • Size: 4" x 5"
  • Packaging: Box of 25 individually-wrapped sterile dressings.
Kendall Telfa Island AMD Antimicrobial Dressings treated with PHMB can be used as a primary dressing for lightly draining wounds or as a secondary dressing to eliminate bacterial growth within the gauze. PHMB has a broad range of effectiveness against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms including some multi-drug resistant strains such as MRSA.

How PHMB(Polyhexamethylene Biguanide) works in Telfa Island AMD dressing:

  • PHMB binds to bacteriaÍs phospholipid (outer) membrane
  • Disrupts membrane, causing cytoplasm to leak out
  • CellÍs protective layer disintegrates
  • Cell collapses and dies

PHMB is effective against the following bacteria:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vanocomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  • Acinetobacter Baumannii (MDRAB)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida albicans
  • Staphylococcus coagulase
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Enterbacter cloacae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Enterococcus faecalis

Additional Information Provided by the Manufacturer:

Contain PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide) Highly effective against most organisms. Limits cross-contamination from patient to patient, patient to clinician, and patient to the environment
Resists bacterial colonization within the dressing Helps prevent infections from growing and spreading in the dressing
Offers the most comprehensive range of sizes and offerings Can address most of the wound care and post surgical applications
Reduce bacterial penetration through the dressing Helps minimize infection exposure from strike-through
Broad-spectrum effectiveness provides protection against gram negative, gram positive and fungi/yeast microorganisms including MRSA and VRE Helps reduce the risk of hospital acquired infection

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is PHMB?
PHMB stands for Polyhexamethylene Biguanide, which is a gentle yet efficacious antiseptic. It is in the chlorhexidine family but not as cytotoxic.

Is PHMB safe?
Yes, PHMB is commonly found in household cleaners and contact lens solutions.

Is there a risk for resistance with PHMB?
There is no known resistance to PHMB. In fact, similar antiseptics have been commonly used for years with no major resistance. PHMB annihilates the cell wall. This mode of action makes resistance highly unlikely.

Are Telfa» AMD antimicrobial dressings with PHMB efficacious?
Telfa AMD antimicrobial dressings have been demonstrated effective against: VRE, MRSA, Acintobacter Baumannii, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterbacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Serratia marcesens, and Staphylococcus coagulase.

Why use a Telfa AMD antimicrobial dressing?
Telfa» AMD antimicrobial dressings resist bacterial colonization, reduce bacterial penetration.


Dakin's Solution™ cleanser may inactivate PHMB. This will impact dressing efficacy but should not be dangerous to patient health.

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