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.
• Soft and conformable, highly absorbent and high gelling
• A reinforcement layer allows intact application and removal of the dressing with low risk of maceration
Can be used in the management of moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds, including decubitus ulcers (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.
• 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.
Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate.
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Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
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's Hydrophilic Foam Dressing with PHMB.
Discard any remaining dressing material due to risk of contamination. McKesson’s Gelling Fiber Dressing can be used under compression.
Can remain in situ for up to seven 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.
Cover and secure the dressing with an appropriate secondary dressing, such as a foam or barrier island dressing. Can be used under compression.
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