Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing
Algidex Ag® Tracheostomy Dressing features a combination of ionic silver, alginate and maltodextrin that provides immediate and sustained antimicrobial activity.
• 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.
|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|
|Gelling fiber 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
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
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.
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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