ACTICOAT* Moisture Control
ACTICOAT* Moisture Control is a silver-coated polyurethane foam dressing with waterproof film. It provides broad-spectrum bactericidal activity against 360+ pathogens.
• Proprietary silver technology
• Broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against over 360 organisms including 200 strains of MRSA and 5 organisms that carry the NDM-1 enzyme (in vitro)
• Three day wear time
• Provides bactericidal activity within 30 minutes
• May help reduce the risk of infection
• Can be used on extensive body surface area wounds and over debrided wounds
• Can be cut to size
ACTICOAT* Moisture Control Dressing is indicated for use in light to moderately exuding partial-thickness wounds including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, and donor sites. ACTICOAT* Moisture Control may be used over debrided and partial-thickness wounds.
Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. During MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination, remove from area being imaged. Prior to administering radiation therapy, remove ACTICOAT*. A new dressing can be applied following treatment.
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). Do not use saline.
May cause transient discoloring of surrounding skin.
Avoid exposure to temperatures above 50°C. Protect from light.
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Grafts and Donor Sites
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Choose a dressing that is larger than the wound. Remove the ACTICOAT* Moisture Control dressing from the pack using an aseptic technique.
Cut to shape as necessary for awkward areas. The dressing should not be moistened prior to use as it is indicated for use on exuding wounds. Place the silver layer in intimate contact with the wound bed, ensuring the entire surface is covered.
Secure with an appropriate secondary retention dressing like ALLEVYN* Life. ACTICOAT* Moisture Control may be used under compression bandages. Cut the dressing to the size of the wound, check regularly and change it.
ACTICOAT* Moisture Control may be left in place over a wound for up to 7 days, but will require earlier changing if a strikethrough of exudate occurs. The dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten or soak to assist removal and avoid disruption of the wound.
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