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JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing

JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing is an advanced microcurrent-generating dressing used for the management of surgical incision sites.

Arthrex, Inc.

Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and leader in new product development with a corporate mission of helping surgeons treat their patients better.
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• Broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy, including against multi-drug-resistant and biofilm-forming bacteria
• Conforms to wound site
• Cut to fit
• Microcell batteries made of elemental silver and zinc generate an electrical current when activated by conductive fluids, such as wound exudate, water-based wound hydrogels, saline or water
• Creates microcurrents to support the body's natural electrical healing process and to provide antimicrobial protection to assist with wound healing
• Demonstrated broad-spectrum bactericidal activity against antibiotic-resistant strains of wound isolates within 24 hours


JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing is intended for the management of wounds to provide a moist wound environment and is indicated for partial- and full-thickness wounds such as pressure injuries, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, surgical incisions and donor and recipient graft sites.


Do not use on individuals with sensitivity or allergy to silver or zinc.

Warnings and Precautions

Caution: United States federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
Single use only.
Frequent or prolonged use of this product may result, on rare occasions, in temporary discoloration of the skin.
Electron beam irradiation-sterilized. Opening the dressing pack compromises the sterile barrier. Do not use if the pouch is open or damaged prior to use.
Remove JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing dressing prior to an MRI or HBOT procedure, and apply a new dressing after the procedure.
For external use only.
Do not apply JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing dressing in conjunction with topical agents such as antimicrobial ointments, enzymatic debriders, antibiotic creams or ointments, silver- or zinc-containing creams, oxidizing agents or petroleum-based products.
Secondary dressings should be used as stated in their Instructions for Use.
The patient should stop using the dressing and consult a physician if allergy, irritation, increased pain, maceration or any irregular skin discoloration occurs.
JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing is not intended to be used on wounds with uncontrolled bleeding.
Remove JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing dressing during energy-based procedures (those using radiofrequency, ultrasound or radiation) where the dressing may interfere with delivery.
Avoid direct dressing contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements (e.g., EEG or ECG).
JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing may be used on infected wounds being clinically managed, as an adjunct to the local clinical protocol.
The safety of daily JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing use for longer than 28 days has not been studied.

Adverse Effects/Reactions

Adverse effects/reactions include, but are not limited to, allergic reaction to silver or zinc. Dressing may adhere to wound site if dry.

Storage Requirements

Store in dry conditions at room temperature. Protect from light.

Active Ingredients

0.9mg/cm² of elemental silver, 0.3mg/cmcm² of elemental zinc

How Supplied/Sizing
1"x1", 1(1/2)"x8", 1(1/2)"x10", 2"x2", 2"x5", 3"x3", 4"x4", 8"x8", 12"x12".
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
cancel Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
cancel Composite dressing format
check_circle Contact layer dressing format
cancel 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
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
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Cavity Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Dehisced Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Granulating/Epithelializing Wounds
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Sloughy Wounds
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Traumatic Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

1. Cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser according to local clinical protocol.
2. Remove JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing from package and, if needed, cut to a shape that will extend beyond wound edges 1cm to 2cm (1/2" to 1"). Caution: cutting may result in fraying of the dressing.
3. Moisten JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with sterile saline, water or a thin, even layer of water-based hydrogel (not included).
4. Apply JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with the dotted side down, in direct contact with the wound.
5. Cover JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with an appropriate secondary sterile dressing to help maintain a moist wound environment. If needed, secure in place with an additional fixation dressing, using care not to restrict blood flow. The choice of secondary dressing should be determined by the amount of wound exudate, for example:
• For dry wounds: waterproof, semi-permeable or hydrogel-like dressings are recommended to ensure prolonged moisture.
• For exuding wounds: cover JumpStart® Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with layer(s) of sterile gauze or foam dressing to absorb excessive moisture and prevent maceration. Then apply a semi-permeable or hydrogel-like dressing.
6. Keep the dressing moist by re-moistening as necessary. Avoid over-soaking. Example:
• Dry wounds may require more frequent dressing re-moistening.
• Exuding wounds may require dressing re-moistening only if exudate decreases and the dressing becomes dry.

Removal & Change Frequency

Change the dressing according to institution protocol, as needed (when the dressing becomes soiled or after seven days of use).

Additional Recommended Dressings

Waterproof or semi-permeable dressing cover.

Clinically Tested


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