An advanced wound care treatment option made up of natural fibers derived from seaweed. The most fascinating aspect about this dressing is that it can restrain bacteria growth and help reduce infection.
1. Moderate to heavily exuding wounds
2. Pressure ulcers
3. Diabetic ulcers
4. Surface trauma wounds
5. Venous/arterial leg ulcers
6. Graft and donor sites
7. Cavity wounds
8. Post-surgical wounds
1. People with known sensitivity to silver
2. Not intended for use on third-degree burns
3. Wounds being treated with enzymatic debridement
4. Do not use on dry wounds
Item #: 2617
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Abena’s Calcium Alginate Dressing features natural calcium alginate fibers and silver particles. These silver particles, in the form of encapsulated metallic silver, kill the bacteria in the dressing, are very stable, and will not be oxidized even on exposure to light. In combination with its high wet strength and antibacterial effect, the calcium alginate creates a protective gel when in contact with exudate. This helps maintain a moist wound healing environment, promote the healing process, and minimize bleeding. The gel-like surface helps keep the dressing from adhering to the wound.
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Carefully clean the wound and its surrounding area with sterile water or saline solution and dry the surrounding skin gently.
Select the right size of dressing for the wound area. Carefully open the sterile pouch to remove the dressing inside.
A secondary dressing is necessary when using calcium alginates. If needed, cut the tape and dressing using sterile scissors.
Dampen dressing with sterile water or saline solution to avoid damaging the surrounding skin, then secure it to the wound area.