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McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver

McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver contain ionic silver that effectively manages and suppresses colonization and proliferation of 3 Gram-positive bacteria (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Streptococcus mutans, and Staphylococcus aureus), 3 Gram-negative bacteria (Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Serratia marcescens) and yeast (Candida albicans) within the dressing for up to 7 days.

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• Manages exudates in moderately to heavily exuding wounds by absorbing exudate from the wound
• Forms a soft gel that intimately conforms to the wound bed and aids in maintaining a moist wound environment
• Reinforcement layer allows intact application and removal of the dressing


McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver can be used in the management of moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds, including pressure injuries (partial- and full-thickness), leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, and leg ulcers of mixed etiology), diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds that heal by primary intent such as dermatological and surgical incisions, surgical wounds left to heal by secondary intention such as dehisced surgical incisions and donor sites, and traumatic wounds.


Contraindicated for use on patients with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components: silver, alginates, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), or nylon. Not for surgical implantation.

Warnings and Precautions

• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver are intended for single use only. Do not reuse in whole or in part as doing so may compromise sterility and/or the performance of the dressing.
• Do not use the dressing with petrolatum-based products as the dressing performance (absorbency) may be impaired.
• When wound infection is evident, systemic antimicrobial therapy should be considered and appropriate medical treatment initiated. McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver may be used, under medical supervision, in conjunction with systemic antibiotics.
• For use by or under the guidance of a health care professional only.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver must not be ingested and must be kept away from children and animals.
• Where required, additional measures should be used as indicated, eg, use of compression bandaging for venous ulcers, use of systemic antibiotics, and frequent monitoring when wound infection is present.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver should not be used during pregnancy or lactation because of the lack of data concerning the effects of silver in utero and transmitted via breast milk.
• Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, eg, electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG).
• The dressing must be removed prior to patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations.
• McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver are not indicated for use on burns.
• Do not use dressing on dry or lightly exuding wounds.
• If the dressing adheres to the wound and is not easily removed, moisten with sterile saline solution prior to removal.
• If used under compression, wounds need to be monitored more closely and dressings changed more frequently due to higher amounts of wound exudate.

Storage Requirements

Protect from moisture

Active Ingredients

Ionic silver

Inactive Ingredients

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

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4(3/4)", 6"x6", 8"x12". Rope: 18".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
cancel Alginate dressing format
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days
cancel 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
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
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Surgical Wounds
Traumatic Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Site Preparation
1. If necessary, debride the wound site and irrigate in accordance with standard protocols.
2. Cleanse the wound site with an appropriate wound cleanser in accordance with standard protocols.
3. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin.
Dressing Selection
4. Select a size of McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver that is slightly larger than the wound and overlaps by at least 0.5" onto skin surrounding the wound.
Dressing Application
5. Remove the dressing from the pouch using standard wound care practice.
6. If required, cut (using sterile scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound. Discard any remaining dressing material due to risk of contamination.
7. Place the dressing over the wound, ensuring that it overlaps by at least 0.5" onto skin surrounding the wound.
8. When using the ribbon dressing in cavity wounds or deep wounds, loosely pack the dressing into the wound and leave at least 1" outside the wound to allow easy removal of the dressing (the dressing will expand as it forms a gel).
9. Cover and secure the dressing with a semi-occlusive (moisture retentive) secondary dressing, such as a hydrocolloid, foam or film dressing (refer to the secondary dressing's IFU for directions for use). McKesson Gelling Fiber Dressings with Silver 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 foam or super absorbent dressing. Can be used under compression.


12 months

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