McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver contain ionic silver that effectively manages and suppresses colonization and proliferation of three Gram-positive bacteria (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Streptococcus mutans and Staphylococcus aureus), three Gram-negative bacteria (Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Serratia marcescens) and yeast (Candida albicans) within the dressing for up to seven days.
• Manages exudates in moderately to heavily exuding wounds by absorbing exudate from the wound
• Forms a soft gel that intimately conforms to the wound bed and aids in maintaining a moist wound environment
• Reinforcement layer allows intact application and removal of the dressing
Can be used in the management of moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds, including pressure injuries (partial- and full-thickness), leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology), diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds that heal by primary intent such as dermatological and surgical incisions, surgical wounds left to heal by secondary intention such as dehisced surgical incisions and donor sites, and traumatic wounds.
Patients with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components: silver, alginates, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) or nylon. Not for surgical implantation.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver are intended for single use only. Do not reuse in whole or in part as doing so may compromise sterility and/or the performance of the dressing.
• Do not use the dressing with petrolatum-based products as the dressing performance (absorbency) may be impaired.
• When wound infection is evident, systemic antimicrobial therapy should be considered and appropriate medical treatment initiated. McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver may be used, under medical supervision, in conjunction with systemic antibiotics.
• For use by or under the guidance of a health care professional only.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver must not be ingested and must be kept away from children and animals.
• Where required, additional measures should be used as indicated, e.g., use of compression bandaging for venous ulcers, use of systemic antibiotics and frequent monitoring when wound infection is present.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver should not be used during pregnancy or lactation because of the lack of data concerning the effects of silver in utero and transmitted via breast milk.
• Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g., electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG).
• The dressing must be removed prior to patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver are not indicated for use on burns.
• Do not use dressing on dry or lightly exuding wounds.
• If the dressing adheres to the wound and is not easily removed, moisten with sterile saline solution prior to removal.
• If used under compression, wounds need to be monitored more closely and dressings changed more frequently due to higher amounts of wound exudate.
Protect from moisture
Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate.
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|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|
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|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Super absorbent polymers|
|Sustained release formula|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
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|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
1. If necessary, debride the wound site and irrigate in accordance with standard protocols.
2. Cleanse the wound site with an appropriate wound cleanser in accordance with standard protocols.
3. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin.
4. Select a size of McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver that is slightly larger than the wound and overlaps by at least 0.5" onto skin surrounding the wound.
5. Remove the dressing from the pouch using standard wound care practice.
6. If required, cut (using sterile scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound. Discard any remaining dressing material due to risk of contamination.
7. Place the dressing over the wound, ensuring that it overlaps by at least 0.5" onto skin surrounding the wound.
8. When using the ribbon dressing in cavity wounds or deep wounds, loosely pack the dressing into the wound and leave at least 1" outside the wound to allow easy removal of the dressing (the dressing will expand as it forms a gel).
9. Cover and secure the dressing with a semi-occlusive (moisture retentive) secondary dressing, such as a hydrocolloid, foam or film dressing (refer to the secondary dressing's IFU for directions for use). McKesson’s Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver can be used under compression.
Can remain in situ for up to seven days, dependent on patient condition and the level of exudate. Reapply the dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing be changed.
Cover and secure the dressing with an appropriate secondary dressing, such as foam or super absorbent dressing. Can be used under compression.
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