Acticoat Burn Dressing - 4 x 4"

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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing - 4 x 4"

  • Rayon/polyester core helps manage moisture level
  • Can be cut to the desired shape and size
  • Can be left on wounds for up to 3 days
  • Fast-acting and long-lasting

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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing - 4 x 4"

Acticoat Burn Dressing

Acticoat Burn (with SILCRYST Nanocrystals) Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration. The barrier function of the dressing may help reduce infection in partial and full-thickness wounds including decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, and donor sites. Acticoat dressings may be used over debrided and grafted partial thickness wounds.

Precautions of Acticoat Burn Dressing

  • For external use only
  • Acticoat is not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. EEG and ECG
  • Avoid exposure to temperatures above 50 degrees C. Protect from light
  • Do not use if product color is not uniform
  • Do not use contents if pack is opened or damaged

Features of Acticoat Burn Dressing

Rayon/polyester core helps manage moisture level and control silver release. Silver-coated high-density polyethylene mesh facilitates the passage of silver through the dressing. 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 polyethylene films 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 Burn Dressing

Delivers fast-acting, long-lasting antimicrobial barrier control. Effective barrier which may assist in preventing contamination of the wound.

Laboratory studies show that the Acticoat dressing kills 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 superbugs and other organisms cost North American taxpayers an estimated $18 billion a year in additional hospital care.

Acticoat is versatile. The dressings can be cut to the desired shape and size to wrap around all body parts. 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. Acticoat is cost-effective because it can be left on wounds for up to 3 days.

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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing - 4 x 4"

20101 - Each - $15.02

20101 - Box of 12 - $172.33

20101 - Case of 48 - $775.54

Acticoat Burn Dressing - 4 x 4" Reviews Summary

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Average Rating
3 reviews
Stacked Stars
3 out of 3 recommended this product to their friends
Top Pros

Easy To Use (2)
Safe (2)
Effective (2)
Promotes Healing (2)
Nanotechnology (1)
Top Cons

need better instructions (1)
Top Best Uses

Long Term Use (2)
open fracture (1)
1-3 of 3 reviews
It helped to heal a persistent wound

Promotes Healing. Effective.

The silver helps to prevent infection.

by from Georgetown, KY
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Hi Tech Dressing prevents infection

Easy To Use. Safe. Effective. Promotes Healing. Nanotechnology. Proven antibacterial.
need better instructions.
Best Uses:
Long Term Use. open fracture.
Describe Yourself:
home caregiver.

My husband had open fracture of his leg from car crash. Plastic surgeon recommended this dressing, very hard to find at regular drug store. Found it at Allegro for good price, unfortunately if not purchasing a whole package instructions for use are not supplied, I was able to find them on manufacturers web site. It is working well, the wound is healing very well with no sign of infection.

by from Prospect Heights IL
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
excellant product Verified Purchaser

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

Doesn't stick to the wound. Thus it doesn't hurt to remove. I use the product on foot ulcers. Bad= Price = high and insurance will not pay for it.

by from Elmwood Park, Il
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
1-3 of 3 reviews

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Part Number(s): 20112101, 20112100, UNS20101

Mfg Part Number(s): 20101

Scrip Part Number(s): 730 0810, 730 0811, 730 0812