Aquacel Ag Dressings

Aquacel Ag Dressings are primary wound dressings made of Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC) with 1.2% silver in ionic form. The NaCMC used in these dressings is produced in the form of textile fibre and presented in the form of fleece held by needle bonding. The silver ions released by NaCMC give a sustainable antimicrobial effect in the presence of sodium ions from the wound exudate.

Aquacel Ag Dressings

Key Benefits of Aquacel Ag Dressings:

  • Interacts and absorbs with exudate forming a hydrophilic gas-permeable gel that confines microorganisms to the contours and facilitates healing.
  • Aquacel Ag Dressings can be easily removed without causing much pain.
  • The dressings dont leave residues on the surface of wounds.
  • The dressings are packed after sterilisation by gamma-ray radiation
  • Available as a flat non-woven pad for large wounds and ribbon for packing cavities.

How to Use the Aquacel Ag Dressings?

Pick the dressing in a size slightly bigger than the wound and place it in close contact with the base of the wound. Cover Aquacel dressing with a secondary sterile dressing and hold them in place with a bandage or surgical tape.

Indications:

The Aquacel Ag dressings can be used in the following ways:

  • It can be applied to exuding lesions like leg ulcers, partial-thickness burns, and superficial ulcers.
  • The dressing can also be used on granulating wounds.
  • For use on deeper cavity wounds, use the ribbon packing dressings.

Precautions:

  • Not suitable to apply on dry wounds or wounds covered with hard black coloured necrotic tissues.
  • The dressing should be changed daily and should not be used by patients sensitive to the components of the dressings.

Sizes available:

  • 5 cm x 5 cm
  • 15 cm x 15 cm
  • 10 cm x 10 cm
  • 20 cm x 30 cm
  • 4 cm x 10 cm
  • 4 cm x 20 cm
  • 4 cm x 30 cm
  • 1 cm x 45 cm Ribbon
  • 2 cm x 45 cm Ribbon

The information in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a suitably qualified health professional with any concerns you may have regarding your health. Never delay or disregard seeking medical advice or treatment because of something you have read on this website.

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