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Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing

Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing features a combination of ionic silver, alginate and maltodextrin that provides immediate and sustained antimicrobial activity.


DeRoyal is a U.S. based international manufacturer producing surgical supply delivery programs, surgical accessories, orthopedic supports, critical care products, negative pressure wound therapy and wound care products.
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• Reduces bacterial colonization
• Antimicrobial activity up to seven days
• Will not adhere upon removal
• Absorbs moisture around the insertion site to help prevent maceration
• Polyurethane foam coated with an ionic silver alginate and maltodextrin matrix
• Releases active ionic silver for broad antimicrobial effectiveness
• Pre-cut for easy application and removal


Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressings are for use in the treatment of wounds associated with tracheostomy, other intubation and cannula sites. Additional uses may include non-vascular percutaneous devices such as external fixator pins, peritoneal dialysis catheters and other tube sites.


Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressings are not for use in the treatment of third-degree burns and patients with known sensitivity to alginate.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
cancel Alginate dressing format
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days
check_circle Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days
cancel Bacterial binding
cancel Bacterial trapping
cancel Bactericidal
check_circle Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
cancel Composite dressing format
cancel Contact layer dressing format
check_circle Foam dressing format
cancel Fungicidal
cancel Gauze or non-woven dressing format
cancel Gelling fiber dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format
cancel Impermeable to outside contaminants
cancel Impregnated dressing format
cancel Microbicidal
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Sporicidal
cancel Super absorbent polymers
cancel Sustained release formula
cancel Transparent film dressing format
cancel Virucidal
cancel Wound filler dressing format
Other features
cancel Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Surgical Wounds

Mode of Use/Application

Clean the site according to institutional policy and procedures. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the tracheostomy tube to remove excess moisture.
If needed, the dressing may be cut to shape or size.
Remove the Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing from the pouch. Locate the "pre-cut" opening and position it around the stoma or tracheostomy tube. Apply with the silver (dark side) toward the patient's skin.
If additional fixation is required, transparent film dressings or tape may be used to help secure the dressing.

Removal & Change Frequency

The tracheostomy site should be inspected frequently during the early stages of treatment to ensure skin integrity and clear airway. The dressing can be left in place "undisturbed" for up to seven days, or until the foam pad becomes saturated with exudate.
Remove retention dressing, if applicable. Lift the Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing from around the tube and discard according to institutional policy.

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