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Aquacel AG 5cm x 5cm Silver Hydrofiber Wound Dressing x10 S7505AG

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Aquacel AG Silver Hydrofiber Wound Dressings

Exudate Management – For moderately to heavily exuding wounds

AQUACEL® Ag Hydrofiber® dressing is Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose with 1.2% ionic silver. It offers the unique gelling properties of Hydrofiber® technology with the power of ionic silver. The dressing fibres of AQUACEL® Ag gel on contact with wound fluid by hydrophilic action. The fibres swell as they lock bacterial exudate away from the wound by vertical wicking, creating a large fluid absorption capacity


AQUACEL® Ag dressing can kill a broad spectrum of wound pathogens in the dressing that can cause infection including MRSA, VRE and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and aids in reducing the wound bioburden

Bacteria and other harmful wound exudate components are locked within the gelled AQUACEL® Ag dressing fibres, where the ionic silver contained within the dressing kills them


  • Before applying, carefully cleanse the wound with saline and dry surrounding skin
  • Apply directly onto the wound leaving an adequate overlap onto the surrounding skin of at least 1cm.
  • When using AQUACEL® Ag dressing ribbon in cavity wounds, loosely pack wound to about 80% capacity 
    leaving at least 2.5cm outside the wound for easy retrieval
  • The AQUACEL® Ag dressing should then be covered with an appropriate secondary wound care dressing.


Clinical Benefits

  • Supports moist wound healing environment
  • Contains ionic silver which can kill a broad spectrum of wound pathogens that can cause infection – including MRSA, VRE and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Absorbs and retains higher levels of exudate than most alginates and gauze
  • Reduces maceration by locking exudate into its fibres and away from the skin
  • Cohesive gel allows easy, atraumatic removal
  • Soft and conformable allowing intimate contact with the wound surface. This reduces “dead space” where bacteria may reside
  • *AQUACEL® Ag dressing is identical to the AQUACEL® dressing with the addition of ionic silver


    AQUACEL® Ag dressing is indicated as a primary dressing for moderately to heavily exuding wounds where there is an infection or an increased risk of infection

    • Chronic wounds: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and fungating lesions
    • Acute wounds: post-surgical wounds, abrasions, lacerations and partial thickness burns


    Potential applications

  • Excised abscesses
  • Excised pilonidal cysts
  • Cavity wounds - absorbs exudate and microorganisms
  • Sinus tracts (post-procedure)
  • Suture lines
  • Burns/abrasions
  • Pin (ortho) and tube (g-tube, PEG) sites
  • Finger/Toe degloving
  • Circumcision sites

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