Non-stick dressings for medium to high exudate wounds
This non-stick dressing that combines the inhibitory effect of silver ions with its high adsorption capacity of calcium alginate.
Calcium alginate 2%, Silver 1.5%, Carboxymethyl cellulose
- Acute and colonized wounds with moderate to high exudate
- Stage 1 to 2 pressure ulcers
- Venous and arterial leg ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Second degree burns
- Traumatic wounds
Instructions for Use:
- Prior to application, debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin. Select a size of Agicoat Silver Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Cut using clean scissors or fold the dressing to fit the wound, either side down. Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins. For heavily exudating wounds, apply to the wound bed directly. Cover and secure with a non-occlusive secondary dressing.
Warnings and Precautions:
- For external use only.
- Alginate dressing should be used dry and does not need to moisturize.
- When using this product in perforated wounds, the volume of the cavity should not be filled with it, and it is better to leave at least half of the cavity space empty for the expansion of the dressing and the gel that is formed after absorbing the exudate.
- Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. Reapply when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed. This dressing should not be placed on the wound for more than 24 to 48 hours because it may cause the wound to dry out too much.
- To remove, first gently remove the secondary dressing. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile water prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.
- The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum-based ointments.
- Do not use Agicoat Silver Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing on patients with known sensitivity to silver.
- Dry wounds
- 3rd degree burns
- Exposed bone wounds
- Heavy bleeding
The maximum time to apply this dressing on the wound is 48 hours.