ACTICOAT* Absorbent is an absorbent dressing utilizing advanced silver technology to help create an optimal wound environment.
• Easy to remove
• Conforms to wound contours
• Fast gelling, high mannuronic acid fibers
• Low fiber shed
• High wet and dry strength
• Soft and conformable
• Gels on contact with exudate promoting a moist wound environment
• Highly absorbent
ACTICOAT* Absorbent is indicated for use on moderately to heavily exuding partial- and full-thickness wounds including pressure ulcers, venous insufficiency 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.
In patients undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) ACTICOAT* must be removed from the area within the anatomical field being imaged. If ACTICOAT* is being used on any area not within the image field, it may remain in place during the MRI.
|Absorptive dressing format||●|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days||●|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days|
|Collagen dressing format|
|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Sustained release formula||●|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
Burns (Partial- and Full-Thickness)
Cleanse the wound using conventional, non oil-based techniques and leave the wound moist. Remove ACTICOAT* Absorbent from the package. Apply the dressing to the wound, either side down, and secure with an appropriate secondary dressing that will maintain a moist environment. Ensure the dressing remains moist, but not so wet that tissue maceration occurs. Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate and the condition of the wound. If the dressing dries and adheres to the wound, moisten or soak the dressing prior to removal. Avoid forceful removal of the dressing and disruption of the healing wound.
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Advanced Wound Bioactives
(Includes Collagenase SANTYL* Ointment, OASIS® Ultra Tri-Layer Matrix, OASIS® Wound Matrix, PROSHIELD* Foam & Spray Incontinent & Total Body Cleanser, PROSHIELD* Plus Skin Protectant, REGRANEX* (becaplermin) Gel 0.01%)
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Advanced Wound Care or Devices
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