• Unique dual-action MMP targeting and deactivation
• Absorbs a high level of moisture
• Easy to use
BIOSTEP* Ag Collagen Matrix Dressing with Silver is indicated for the management of full-thickness and partial-thickness acute and chronic wounds including: pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, ulcers caused by mixed vascular etiologies, venous ulcers, first-, and second-degree burns, donor/graft sites, abrasions, dehisced surgical wounds, and traumatic wounds healing by secondary intention.
Contraindicated for use on third-degree burns or patients with a known allergy or sensitivity to porcine collagen or any other ingredient.
If sensitivity to BIOSTEP* develops, discontinue use.
BIOSTEP* dressings may be used under compression therapy under the supervision of a health care professional.
United States federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
The contents of the dressing should be used on one patient only.
The product is for external use only.
Contact with the skin around the wound's edges and intact skin should be minimized.
|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|
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Prior to application, the wound bed should be debrided and then irrigated with an appropriate wound cleanser or water. The dressing should be cut to fit the wound size exactly. For heavily exudating wounds, the dressing should be applied directly to the wound bed. For dry wounds with minimal exudate, the wound bed should be moistened with water to begin the gelling process. BIOSTEP* should be covered with a suitable secondary dressing.
Remove secondary dressing with care. Gently remove BIOSTEP*, ensuring that the dressing removal does not damage delicate newly-formed tissues.
Dressings may be changed daily or as good nursing practice dictates. Dressings may be left in place for up to 6 days, depending on the level of exudate or as good nursing practice dictates.
For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds.
*Trademark of Smith+Nephew