DuoDerm is a hydrocolloid dressing manufactured used to treat pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers.
A hydrocolloid dressing is a wafer type of dressing that contains gel-forming agents in an adhesive compound laminated onto a flexible, water-resistant outer layer.
Hydrocolloid dressings are occlusive, so they provide:
• a moist healing environment
• autolytic debridement