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AndoFlex TLC
Zinc Lite

Two-layer compression system

AndoFlex TLC Zinc Lite is a lightweight, low profile, two-layer compression system designed for patients with chronic irritation from venous hypertension, eczema, contact dermatitis and other related conditions.

The zinc-impregnated foam combination is unique to the AndoFlex TLC range along with its visual indicators.

FEATURES

Product Benefits

Historically, zinc paste bandages were widely used in the UK to treat dry skin conditions but because of the time and skill required to apply and the mess it created, they became increasingly unpopular. It is well documented that zinc can provide symptomatic relief from skin discomfort and itching, whilst simutaneously improving the conditions of irritated areas of the skin1.  

AndoFlex TLC Zinc Lite combines topical zinc with compression therapy without the mess created with traditional zinc bandages – offering a unique solution for patients with complex skin conditions. The system provides 25-30mmHg of sub-bandage pressure at the ankle and is an ideal choice for patients that are less tolerant of compression.

Layer 1 consists a soft, cooling zinc-impregnated foam layer that helps soothing of irritated skin.

Layer 2 is a hand tearable cohesive short-stretch bandage. The addition of the visual indicators helps to achieve accurate application. 

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.  

Key benefits – layer 1
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Soothing properties – help ease pain and skin irritation
  • Cooling sensation – helps to reduce itching
  • Lightweight / low profile construction
  • Comfortable and conformable
  • Non-slip
  • Easy to apply
Key benefits – layer 2
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Hand tearable – no need for scissors
  • Low profile – ability to wear normal footwear
  • Non-slip
  • Easy to apply
  • Visual indicators to guide restorative compression application

Introducing…visual indicators   

The visual indicators are now available on all AndoFlex TLC systems to aid with the ease of application and deliver the intended continuous levels of compression.

How does it work?

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

SHOW REFERENCES

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.

Zinc Lite is suitable for patients with an ABPI ≥ 0.5.

Contraindications

Not suitable for patients with an ABPI of < 0.5.


Applying AndoFlex TLC Zinc Lite*

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 Zinc Lite – 2 layer kit 7.5cm 8 ASP-8830UBZ-TN 380-9563 EFA030
AndoFlex TLC Zinc Lite – 2 layer kit 10cm 8 ASP-8840UBZ-TN 380-9571 EFA005