Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5"

Smith & Nephew Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5"
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Features

Smith & Nephew Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5"

  • Easy to remove
  • Conforms to wound contours
  • Fast gelling, high mannuronic acid fibers
  • Low fiber shed

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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5"

Acticoat Absorbent Dressing


A calcium alginate dressing utilizing advanced silver technology to help create an optimal wound environment. Acticoat Absorbent (with SILCRYST Nanocrystals) Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration. The barrier functions of the dressing may help reduce infection in moderately to heavily exuding partial and full-thickness wounds including decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, surgical wounds, first- and second-degree burns, grafts and donor sites.

Ensure that the packing in cavities, sinuses etc. has been removed. The dressing may adhere if used on very lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile water, then remove. Do not use on patients with a known allergy to alginates.

Features of Acticoat Absorbent Dressing


Acticoat Absorbent Dressing is easy to remove, conforms to wound contours and has fast gelling, high mannuronic acid fibers. Acticoat Absorbent Dressing features low fiber shed, high wet and dry strength and is soft and conformable.

The nanocrystalline coating of pure silver delivers antimicrobial barrier activity within 30 minutes - faster than other forms of silver.

NUCRYST Pharmaceutical's antimicrobial technology is able to produce silver-coated hydrophilic polyurethane foams that can release an effective concentration of silver over several days. Thus, as silver ions are consumed, additional silver is released from the dressing to provide an effective antimicrobial barrier. This patented silver-based antimicrobial technology can be applied to a wide range of medical devices including wound dressings, certain types of catheters and various implants to prevent infection. This technology was first applied to burn wound dressings because burns present a very severe risk of infection.

Benefits of Acticoat Absorbent Dressing

  • Antimicrobial barrier: Acticoat Absorbent Dressings deliver a fast-acting, long-lasting antimicrobial barrier which may assist in preventing contamination of the wound.
  • Kills micro-organisms: Laboratory studies show that Acticoat Absorbent Dressings kill micro-organisms faster than conventional products such as silver sulfadiazine (1 percent cream) or silver nitrate (0.5%) solution. It has also been shown in-vitro to provide protection against more than 150 pathogens. The pathogens tested in the lab include very resistant strains of bacteria such as antibiotic-resistant strains of Pseudomonas, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and fungi. These pathogens have been known to sweep through a hospital and infect a great many patients with already weakened immune systems. Infections contracted during hospitalization caused by these so-called super-bugs and other organisms cost North American taxpayers an estimated $18 billion a year in additional hospital care.
  • Easy to remove: When used in a moderate to highly exuding wound, the dressing forms a soft gel, which does not adhere to the delicate tissues in the wound bed. The dressing can be easily lifted out of the wound in one piece, or washed out with sterile water.
  • Conforms to wound contours: Acticoat Absorbent Dressings are very soft and conformable, allowing them to be molded, folded or cut to meet a wide range of wound shapes and sizes. As the fibers gel, an even more intimate contact with the wound is produced and maintained.
  • Less fiber shed: All fiber-based alginates release fibers when handled, however the advanced bonding technique employed in Acticoat Absorbent Dressings greatly reduces fiber release.
  • Moist wound environment: The production of a gel by the action of exudate on the alginate fibers creates a moist wound environment at the wound surface. This helps prevent eschar formation and promotes an optimal moist wound environment. The dressing allows wound contraction to occur, which may help reduce scarring and also allows gaseous exchange necessary for a healthy wound bed.
  • Highly absorbent and cost-effective: In-vitro studies have shown that Acticoat Absorbent Dressings can absorb many times their own weight in exudate. This allows the dressing to remain in the wound for up to 3 days, depending on the nature of the wound and the volume of exudate. The sustained release of silver also means fewer dressing changes, resulting in less exposure of the wound bed to the environment. This reduces the risk of infection which lowers hospital costs.

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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5"

20381 - Box of 5 - $74.04

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Acticoat Absorbent Dressing with Silver - 4 x 5" Reviews Summary

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3 out of 4 recommended this product to their friends
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Effective (4)
Safe (4)
Easy To Use (4)
Promotes Healing (4)
Top Best Uses

Keep In The Medicine Cabinet (3)
Long Term Use (2)
1-4 of 4 reviews
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Wonderful product Verified Purchaser

Pros:
Effective. Safe. Easy To Use. Promotes Healing.
Best Uses:
Keep In The Medicine Cabinet.
Describe Yourself:
CPR Trained.

My husband has a diabetic foot ulcer. His high risk podiatrist recommended this product to keep the center of the wound open and draining while promoting healing from the sides of the wound. The ulcer has almost healed and my husband's prognosis is excellent for a full recovery.[...] - I was very impressed!

by from San Francisco CA
BOTTOM LINE No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend
I Would buy this product again. Verified Purchaser

Pros:
Safe. Easy To Use. Promotes Healing. Effective.
Best Uses:
Keep In The Medicine Cabinet.
Describe Yourself:
Novice First Aid Skills.

I't draws out infection, when place on wound.

by from Gomer,Oh
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Acticoat Absorbent Dressing Verified Purchaser

Pros:
Promotes Healing. Easy To Use. Effective. Safe.
Best Uses:
Keep In The Medicine Cabinet. Long Term Use.
Describe Yourself:
Medical Professional.

I had previously used this product on a wound of a diabetic patient and was pleased to locate the product on your site.

by from Pensacola, Florida
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this product again and again Verified Purchaser

Pros:
Promotes Healing. Safe. Effective. Easy To Use.
Best Uses:
Long Term Use.
Describe Yourself:
Medical Professional.

I have had PVD for 7 yrs and during that time we have found the Acticoat Absorbant to be the most effective in healing my venuous stasis ulcers.

by from Versailles, OH
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Part Number(s): 730 0808, 730 0807

Mfg Part Number(s): 20381

Scrip Part Number(s): 730 0807, 730 0808