Cutimed Alginate Dressing
Cutimed Alginate is a calcium sodium alginate (80% calcium and 20% sodium) made from natural seaweed. The alginate component enables the dressing to absorb up to 20 times its own weight in exudate.
Cutimed Alginate offers a broad performance spectrum, but is particularly useful for moderate to heavily exuding wounds, shallow wounds, lesions with rough edges, or deeper sites that are hard to dress.
Features and benefits:
- Maintains a moist environment
- Fast gelling
- Highly absorbent
- Retains the exudate in a gel
- Excellent wet integrity
- Moderate to heavily exuding wounds
- Shallow and deep wounds
Chronic wounds, such as:
- Venous ulcer
- Arterial ulcer
- Pressure ulcer
- Diabetic ulcer
Acute wounds, such as:
- Skin donor sites
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Superficial and partial thickness burns
Facilitates moist wound healing by maintaining a moist environment.
Has haemostatic properties due to calcium ion release from the alginate dressing in contact with body fluids.
Reduces risk of maceration Only one layer of exudate is maintained at the wound surface but excess exudate is absorbed.
Helps to clean the wound Bacteria are trapped in the gel formed by the exudate absorbed and are then removed during dressing change.