Silverlon® Calcium Alginate
Silverlon® Calcium Alginate dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of high M alginate bonded to the Silverlon® contact layer, featuring ultra absorption and one piece removal.
• Highly absorbent
• Provides up to seven days of antimicrobial protection
• High integrity tensile strength allows for one-piece removal
Silverlon® Calcium Alginate Dressing may be used for: pressure, venous, and diabetic ulcers; donor and graft sites; traumatic and surgical wounds; superficial (first-degree) and partial-thickness (second-degree) burns.
Contraindicated for use on full-thickness (third-degree) burns, patients with a known sensitivity to alginates or silver, or to control heavy bleeding.
For external use only. The dressing may adhere if used on very lightly exudating wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile water or saline prior to removal. The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum-based ointments.
|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|
|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|
|Educational Material Available|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Partial- and Full-Thickness Wounds
Prior to application, debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin.
Select a size of Silverlon® Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Cut using clean scissors or fold the dressing to fit the wound, either side down. Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins. For heavily exudating wounds, apply to the wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to a sterile water or saline-moistened wound bed.
Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. Reapply when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
To remove, first gently remove the secondary dressing. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile water or normal saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.
Cover and secure with a non-occlusive secondary dressing.
Argentum Medical, LLC is the manufacturer of the Silverlon™ family of advanced seven day use antimicrobial metallic silver burn, wound, surgical, negative pressure and IV catheter dressings.