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DURAFIBER* Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Dressing

DURAFIBER* Ag is a highly absorbent, non-woven, silver containing antimicrobial gelling fiber dressing that absorbs excess fluid while providing a moist environment. The ionic silver in the dressing provides antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of common wound pathogens.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

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
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• Clean one piece removal
• Effective fluid management
• Comfortable gel matrix with minimal shrinkage
• Minimal nursing time for dressing changes
• Up to 7 day wear time
• Sustained antimicrobial activity (in vitro)
• May help reduce associated costs of infection


DURAFIBER* Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Dressings are indicated for chronic and acute, partial- or full-thickness or shallow granulating exuding wounds including: leg ulcers, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, wounds left to heal by secondary intent, donor sites, tunneling and fistula wounds, partial-thickness burns, traumatic wounds, and wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been surgically or mechanically debrided.


Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. Do not use on non-exuding wounds.

Warnings and Precautions

While DURAFIBER* Ag assists in the management of wounds prone to bleeding, it is not intended to be used as a surgical sponge in heavily bleeding wounds. If reddening or sensitization occurs discontinue use. DURAFIBER* Ag is not compatible with oil-based products such as petrolatum. Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements (eg, EEG and ECG). Ensure that packing in cavities, sinuses, etc has been removed. The dressing may not be compatible with topical antimicrobials. In the event of clinical infection, topical silver does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment. When DURAFIBER* Ag is used on a patient during MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination, some warming may be experienced. DURAFIBER* Ag may cause transient discoloration of the surrounding skin.

How Supplied/Sizing
(3/4)"x17(3/4)", 2"x2", 4"x4", 4"x4(3/4)", 6"x6", 8"x11(3/4)".
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
cancel Foam dressing format
cancel Fungicidal
cancel Gauze or non-woven dressing format
check_circle 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
cancel Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle 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
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Mode of Use/Application

Cleanse the wound according to local clinical protocol. Select the appropriate dressing size. Remove the DURAFIBER* Ag Dressing from pack, using a clean technique. Cut to shape if necessary. Apply the dressing to the wound and allow for a 1cm ((1/3)") dressing overlap onto the skin surrounding the wound. When using DURAFIBER* Ag in deep cavity wounds, use whole dressing where possible and leave at least 2(1/2)cm (1") of each piece outside the wound for easy retrieval. Loosely pack deep wounds up to 80%, as the DURAFIBER* Ag Dressing will expand on contact with wound fluid. Secure DURAFIBER* Ag Dressings with a moisture retentive dressing such as ALLEVYN* LIFE or ALLEVYN* Gentle Border.

Removal & Change Frequency

The dressing can be removed in one piece using sterile tweezers, forceps or a gloved hand. During the early stages of wound management, DURAFIBER* Ag Dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left undisturbed for up to 7 days or changed when clinically indicated, (eg, if leakage, excessive bleeding is present). Local clinical protocol should also be taken into consideration. The dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten or soak the dressing to assist removal and avoid disruption of the healing wound.

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