Algidex Ag® Packing Gauze features a unique combination of ionic silver, alginate, and maltodextrin in the simplicity of a packing gauze.
• Reduces bacterial colonization
• Absorbs wound exudate
• Decreases wound odor
• Specially woven gauze will not ravel, lint or fray
• Provided in 5yd strips
• Can be cut to desired length
• Releases active ionic silver for broad antimicrobial effectiveness
• Convenient reclosable bottle
Algidex Ag® Packing Gauze is used for the management of "deeper" wounds that require packing, such as tunneling or undermining wounds (pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and surgical wounds).
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Thoroughly cleanse the wound with normal saline. Remove appropriate amount of packing gauze from bottle. Completely fill wound with packing gauze (lightly packing).
Cover with appropriate secondary dressing such as gauze, hydrocolloid, foam or film dressing. Secondary dressing selection should be based on the amount of wound drainage.
Dressing may be worn up to five days or until cover dressing reaches saturation.
Remove secondary dressing and gently remove packing gauze. Thoroughly cleanse the wound to remove wound drainage or residue from Algidex Ag® Packing Gauze.
Reapply as necessary following directions above.
Select secondary wound dressing based on the amount of wound drainage.
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