Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing
Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is a highly absorbent, sterile, non woven antimicrobial dressing composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), and an ionic silver complex (Silver Sodium Hydrogen Zirconium Phosphate) which releases silver ions in the presence of wound exudate.
As wound exudate is absorbed the dressing forms a gel, which assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimal would healing, and allows intact removal. The silver ions protect the dressing from a broad spectrum of microorganisms over a period of up to 14 days, based on in vitro testing.
Odor reduction results from the antimicrobial effect in the dressing. Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration.
Under medical supervision, Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is suitable for use in the management of critically colonized wounds.
Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is indicated for use as a primary wound dressing in the management of moderate to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds
- Post operative wounds
-Trauma wounds (dermal lesions, trauma injuries or incisions)
-Graft and donor sites
-2nd degree (superficial, partial thickness burns)
-Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is indicated for ext ernal use only.
-Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing can be used under compression bandages.
-Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing contains alginate; it may assist in supporting the control of minor bleeding in superficial wound.
Before using the dressing:
-Use of an antimicrobial dressing should be part of a plan of care that addresses Wound Bed Preparation.
-Clip excess hair from around the wound if an adhesive cover dressing is to be used.
-Clean the wound and surrounding skin. Note: If the skin around the wound is easily damaged or drainage is expected to go beyond the wound edge, a skin barrier film such as 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film may be applied. Allow the barrier film to dry.
-Evaluate the wound and select a size of Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound.
-Remove the dressing from the package.
-For superficial wounds, the dressing may be cut or folded to fit the wound site. For use in wounds with depth, loosely fill the wound with the dressing making sure that the dressing does not overlap onto the wound margin or surrounding skin. Discard unused dressing.
-Apply directly to the wound bed.
-Secure with an appropriate non occlusive cover dressing to help manage the wound drainage.
-Dressing change frequency will depen d on wound condition and level of exudate. Reapply Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing when the cover dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or per facility protocol. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. The dressing remains effective for up to 14 days.
-Gently remove the cover dressing.
-If the Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile saline solution prior to removal.
-Gently remove the Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing from the wound bed and discard
To be used under Medical Supervision ONLY