AQUACEL® Ag Foam
AQUACEL® Ag Foam dressing offers the healing benefits of a Hydrofiber® interface layer, the comfort of foam and the bacteria-killing power of ionic silver.
AQUACEL® Ag Foam may be used for the management of both chronic and acute wounds, such as: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers (stage II-IV) and diabetic ulcers; surgical wounds (post-operative, donor sites, dermatological); partial-thickness (second-degree) burns; traumatic or surgical wounds left to heal by secondary intention such as dehisced surgical incisions; surgical wounds that heal by primary intent, such as dermatological and surgical incisions (e.g., orthopedic and vascular); local management of wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been mechanically or surgically debrided and donor sites; painful wounds; abrasions; lacerations; minor cuts; minor scalds and burns.
AQUACEL® Ag Foam dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or its components.
Caution: Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use.
This device is for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use may lead to increased risk of infection or cross contamination. Physical properties of the device may no longer be optimal for intended use.
This wound dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a health care professional.
During the body's normal healing process, non-viable tissue may be removed (autolytic debridement) from the wound, which could make the wound appear larger after the first few dressing changes.
Should you observe irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of skin), or hypergranulation (excess tissue formation), consult a health care professional.
This wound should be inspected during dressing changes for (1) signs of infection (increased pain, bleeding, warmth/redness of surrounding tissue, wound exudate) (2) there is a change in wound color and/or odor, (3) any other unexpected symptoms occur (e.g., maceration or hypergranulation).
The use of AQUACEL® Foam dressing adhesive and non adhesive has not been studied in wounds due to herpes simplex or impetigo.
In addition, for leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, second degree burns, donor sites, surgical or traumatic wounds left to heal by primary or secondary intention:
- Treatment of the wound types listed above should only be under the supervision of a health care professional.
- Appropriate supportive measures should be taken where indicated (e.g., use of graduated compression bandaging in the management of venous leg ulcers or pressure relief measures in the management of pressure ulcers).
- Colonization of chronic wounds is common and is not a contraindication to the use of the dressing. The dressing may be used on infected wounds under medical supervision together with appropriate therapy and frequent monitoring of the wound.
- The control of blood glucose, as well as appropriate supportive measures, should be provide with diabetic foot ulcers.
- In second-degree burns, consider alternate surgical procedures if the wound has not re-epithelialized after 14 days.
Store at room temperature (10°C-25°C, 50°F-77°F). Protect from light. Keep dry.
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|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
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|Secondary dressing required|
|Sustained release formula|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
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If the immediate sterile product pouch is damaged, do not use.
Wound Site Preparation and Cleansing:
Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser and dry the surrounding skin.
Dressing Preparation and Application:
Choose a dressing size and shape to ensure that the central absorbent pad (area within the adhesive window) is 1cm larger than the wound area. Remove the dressing from the sterile pack, minimizing finger contact with the wound contact surface and the adhesive surface where applicable. Remove the release liner if using the adhesive dressing. The dressing can be cut to shape for convenience. Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the center of the dressing with the center of the wound. Place the pad directly over the wound. For the adhesive dressing, smooth down the adhesive border. An appropriate retention bandage or tape should be used to secure the dressing in place if the dressing does not have an adhesive border or if the adhesive dressing has been cut. For difficult to dress anatomical locations, such as the heel or the sacrum, the specially shaped adhesive dressings may be used. Discard any unused portion of the product after dressing the wound.
The dressing should be changed when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, bleeding, increased pain, suspicion of infection). Maximum recommended wear time is up to seven days. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals. To remove the dressing, press down gently on the skin and carefully lift one corner of the dressing. Continue until all edges are free. Carefully lift away the dressing and discard according to local clinical protocols.