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McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings

McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings are absorbent, non-woven fiber sheets or ropes composed of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate. Manage exudates in moderately to heavily exuding wounds and create a favorable environment for effective wound management.

McKesson Medical-Surgical

McKesson Medical-Surgical offers comprehensive product and technology solutions for long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and home medical equipment suppliers to help streamline processes, enhance the quality of care, and reduce costs.
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• Soft and conformable, highly absorbent and high gelling
• A reinforcement layer allows intact application and removal of the dressing with low risk of maceration


McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings can be used in the management of moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds, including pressure injuries, venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, graft and donor sites, post-operative surgical wounds, superficial and partial-thickness burns, and cavity wounds.


Patients with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components: alginates, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), or nylon. Not for surgical implantation.

Warnings and Precautions

• Do not reuse in whole or in part, as it may compromise sterility and/or the performance of the dressing.
• McKesson's Gelling Fiber Dressing must not be ingested and must be kept away from children and animals.
• For use under the guidance of a health care professional.
• Do not use on dry or lightly exuding wounds, as the dressing may adhere to the wound.
• Do not use on third-degree burns.

Inactive Ingredients

Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4(3/4)", 6"x6". Rope: 18".
Product features
cancel Adhesive border
check_circle Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
cancel Hemostatic
check_circle Intact when saturated
cancel Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Moldable
check_circle One-piece removal
check_circle Rope
check_circle Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Cavity Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Cleanse and debride the wound area as necessary. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin. Select a dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Dressing can be trimmed (using sterile scissors) or folded to fit.
Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
Cover and secure the dressing with a non-occlusive or semi-occlusive secondary dressing, such as McKesson Hydrophilic Foam Dressing with PHMB.
Discard any remaining dressing material due to risk of contamination. McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressing can be used under compression.

Removal & Change Frequency

Can remain in situ for up to 7 days, dependent on patient condition and the level of exudate. Reapply the dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing be changed.

Additional Recommended Dressings

Cover and secure the dressing with an appropriate secondary dressing, such as a foam or barrier island dressing. Can be used under compression.


12 months

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