Algidex Ag® Hydrogel Gauze
Algidex Ag® Hydrogel Gauze is a combination of silver, alginate and maltodextrin that can also be used for autolytic debridement.
• Facilitates autolytic debridement
• Specially woven gauze will not unravel, lint, or fray
• Helps decrease wound odor
• Absorbs exudate
Algidex Ag® Hydrogel Gauze is indicated for use on minor burns, skin grafts, skin donor sites, dermal ulcers, diabetic ulcers, abdominal wounds, and superficial wounds such as lacerations, cuts or abrasions.
Algidex Ag® should not be used for the treatment of the following: third-degree burns, ulcers resulting from infections, lesions associated with active vasculitis, patients with known sensitivity to alginates.
When visible signs of infection are present in the wound, Algidex Ag® may only be used when proper systemic medical treatment addresses the cause of the infection.
Algidex Ag® should be removed and the wound thoroughly cleaned prior to hyperbaric oxygenation or any other therapy where the presence of metals is contraindicated.
Algidex Ag® silver alginate wound dressings are for external use and they may not be surgically implanted.
Discontinue use if signs of sensitivity appear.
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|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|
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|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Sustained release formula|
|Wound filler dressing format|
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|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Infected and Non-Infected Wounds
Thoroughly cleanse wound with normal saline. Remove dressing from packaging. Place Algidex Ag® dressing over shallow wounds or pack loosely into deep wounds. Secure dressing in place with retention dressing such as gauze, hydrocolloid, foam, composite, or film dressing. Secondary dressing selections should be based on the amount of wound drainage. Dressing may be worn for up to seven days or until secondary dressing is require to be changed or reaches saturation.
Apply glove. Remove secondary dressing. Gently remove Algidex Ag® gauze dressing.
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