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AndoFlex TLC
Calamine

Two-layer compression system

AndoFlex TLC Calamine is a unique solution for patients who require compression therapy. The short-stretch two layer compression system with Calamine, solves patients’ needs by soothing irritated skin and providing itch relief.

Available in standard and lite compression.

FEATURES

Product Benefits

AndoFlex TLC Calamine is a short-stretch two layer compression system with Calamine that solves patients’ needs by soothing irritated skin and providing itch relief.

Layer 1 is a low profile soft foam layer with Calamine, providing itch relief and soothing effect to skin irritation.

Layer 2 is a hand tearable mositure resistant cohesive short-stretch bandage. The addition of visual indicators support application and intended compression. 

Together the layers form a mechanical bond to prevent slippage and prolong wear time. The system can provide continuous restorative compression for up to one week. The kit includes nylon stocking for ease of movement under clothes and on bed sheets.  

Layer 1
  • Soothes skin irritation
  • Provides itch relief
  • Comfortable and conformable
  • Lightweight / low profile construction
  • Non-slip
  • Easy to apply
  • Provides excellent moisture vapour transfer rate that wicks away drainage to help keep the peri-wound skin dry
Layer 2
  • Moisture resistant cohesive
  • Visual indicators to support application and intended compression
  • Hand tearable – no need for scissors
  • Low profile – ability to wear normal footwear
  • Non slip
  • Easy to apply
  • Not made with natural rubber latex

Introducing…visual indicators   

Visual indicators are now available on all AndoFlex TLC systems to improve ease of use by supporting application and intended compression.

How does it work?

  • Use visual indicators as a guide
  • Stretch the bandage until the oval indicators become circles                                                   

1. Atkin, L. Zinc the benefits to venous eczema and ulceration, Wounds UK, 2016, 12(4).

Clinical Evidence

Author(s)

Title

Publication

Carr, C., Shadwell, J. et al

An evaluation of short-stretch compression systems for chronic lower-limb leg ulcers

British Journal of Community Nursing, 2015, (Community Wound Care supplement), 20(3)

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Stephen-Haynes, J. and Callaghan, R.

Zinc-impregnated and odour control two-layer compression

British Journal of Nursing, 2015, (TVS supplement), 24(15)

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Forster, E. and Simon, D.

The role of a zinc impregnated two-layer latex free compression bandage in a patient with a 25 year history of venous leg ulcers and associated skin irritation

Wounds UK, 2014, poster

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Ogle, H.

Treatment of skin damage post cellulitis with zinc based compression

Wounds UK, 2014, poster

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Smith, G., Simon, D. et al.

Incorporating novel solutions to lower limb problems into compression formularies

British Journal of Community Nursing, 2014, (Community Wound Care supplement), 19(6)

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Smith, G. and Gibson, E

Evaluation of two unique compression bandage systems (CoFlex TLC with malodour control, CoFlex TLC lite and CoFlex UBZ with zinc) on five patients with a variety of lower limb conditions

Poster

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Indications

Designed for patients with chronic irritation from venous hypertension, eczema, contact dermatitis and other related conditions.

AndoFlex TLC Calamine is suitable for patients with an ABPI ≥ 0.8 and provides 35-40mmHg of sub-bandage pressure at the ankle.

AndoFlex TLC Calamine Lite is suitable for patients with an ABPI ≥ 0.5. It provides 25-30mmHg of sub-bandage pressure at the ankle.

Contraindications

Not suitable for patients with an ABPI of < 0.5.


Applying AndoFlex TLC Calamine*

Layer 1 

Position the foot at a 90˚ angle                                                                                                                                                

  1. Begin wrapping Layer 1 on the top of the foot, at the base of the fifth digit in a spiral technique
  2. Continue spiral wrapping across the top of the foot then proceed to wrap 1 figure of 8 around the back of the heel/ankle. The plantar surface of the heel may be left partially exposed
  3. Continue spiral wrapping up the leg. Apply with a 50% overlap using just enough tension to conform to the shape of the leg, ending just below the knee
  4. Cut or hand-tear excess materials and tape to keep the bandage in place

Layer 2

Position the foot at a 90˚ angle

  1. Begin wrapping Layer 2 on the top of the foot, at the base of the fifth digit in a spiral technique
  2. Hold the bandage with thumb and stretch until the ovals become circles. Begin spiral wrapping across the top of the foot, then proceed to wrap two figure of 8’s around the back of the heel / ankle completely covering the heel and foot. Continue to maintain even tension by stretching the visual indicators from ovals to circles to ensure the correct compression therapy is provided
  3. Continue to spiral wrap up the leg covering Layer 1 with 50% overlap while maintaining even tension
  4. Cut or hand-tear excess material
  5. Gently press over entire application to ensure a strong bond and reduce slippage
  6. Apply Nylon stocking over the system for ease of movement in footwear, under clothes and bed sheets

Removal: remove with bandage scissors or by unwrapping.

*See product insert leaflet for full instructions for use.


Ordering Details

Description Size Items per unit Product code PIP code NHS code
AndoFlex TLC Calamine 10cm 8 ASP-8840UBC-SC 416-8530
AndoFlex TLC Calamine Lite 10cm 8 ASP-8840UBC-TN 416-8522
AndoFlex TLC Calamine 7.6cm 8 ASP-8830UBC-SC 417-1286
AndoFlex TLC Calamine Lite 7.6cm 8 ASP-8830UBC-TN 417-1294