Acticoat Absorbent Dressings
Acticoat Absorbent Dressing is designed for wounds with moderate to heavy exudates that need the power of a calcium alginate, which provides an antimicrobial barrier to help protect against bacterial contamination and infection of the wound. The material is made with a high wet and dry strength and the fibers are made with mannuronic acid. The cover of Acticoat Absorbent dressing is made with a special nanocrystalline coating which gives it a antimicrobial barrier to help fight bacteria. Nanocrystalline silver kills bacteria faster than other forms of silver keeping the wound free of infection. Laboratory studies show that Acticoat Absorbent Dressings kill micro-organisms faster than conventional products such as silver sulfadiazine (1 percent cream) or silver nitrate (0.5 percent) solution. It has also been shown in-vitro to provide protection against more than 150 pathogens.
Acticoat Absorbent Features:
- Releases a broad-spectrum of ionic silver
- Absorbs excess wound fluid to form a gel
- Maintains moist environment for optimal wound healing
- Delivers 3 days of uninterrupted antimicrobial activity
Cleanse the wound using conventional, non-oil based techniques and leave the wound moist. Apply the dressing to the wound, either side down and secure with an appropriate secondary dressing that will maintain a moist environment. Keep the dressing moist but not so wet that tissue maceration occurs.
Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate present and the condition of the wound. Avoid using oil-based cleansing agents. The dressing may be worn for up to 3 days. Remove the secondary dressing then remove Acticoat Absorbent from the wound bed. Make sure the dressing is moist before removing it. If the dressing dries and adheres to the wound, moisten or soak the dressing before removing it. Remember that the dressing may cause transient discoloration.
20181 Acticoat Absorbent 3/4 x 12" Rope (5 dressings)
20381 Acticoat Absorbent 4 x 5" (5 dressings)