Telfa® AMD™ Antimicrobial Dressings
Telfa® AMD™ Antimicrobial Dressings are impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) to provide an antimicrobial barrier to prevent microbial penetration and microbial growth within the dressing. Product is gentle to normal skin flora.
• Perforated mylar film with absorbent core allows it to be used as primary dressing
• Contains PHMB (polyhexamethylene biguanide), a gentle but effective antiseptic
• PHMB destroys the cell wall, making resistance very unlikely
• Limits cross-contamination and reduces risk of infection
• Non-adherent for less painful dressing changes
• Resists bacterial penetration and colonization
• Highly effective against most organisms
Telfa® AMD™ Antimicrobial Dressings can be used as a primary dressing to minimize bacterial log counts in the wound bed, or as a secondary dressing to eliminate growth within the gauze and protect against bacterial proliferation through the gauze.
Dakin's Solution cleanser may inactivate PHMB. This will impact dressing efficacy but should not be dangerous to patient health.
|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|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required|
|Sustained release formula|
|Wound filler dressing format|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available||●|
Non/Minimally Exuding Wounds
No change to clinical protocol - can be used for all applications to a standard Telfa™ dressing.
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