Restore® Calcium Alginate Dressing features highly absorbent calcium sodium alginate that creates a conformable gel upon contact with exudate.
• Leaves behind minimal residue, reducing the risk of damaging new tissue during irrigation
• Helps avoid lateral wicking, protecting the periwound skin from maceration
• Remains intact when saturated, aiding easy removal
• High absorption dressing for highly exuding wounds
• Creates moist wound environment conducive to healing
• Uniformly absorbs exudate
• Aids autolytic debridement
Restore® Calcium Alginate Dressing may be used for: arterial, venous, diabetic, and pressure (stage 1-4) injuries; post-surgical incisions; donor sites; dermal lesions, trauma injuries, incisions, or other trauma wounds; superficial (first-degree) and partial-thickness (second-degree) burns. This product can also be used under compression bandages, and may also assist in supporting the control of minor bleeding in superficial wounds.
Contraindicated for use on full-thickness (third-degree) burns, dry or lightly exuding wounds, for surgical implantation, to control heavy bleeding, or on individuals with a known sensitivity to alginates.
The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petroleum-based ointments.
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Prior to application, debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin. Select a size dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Cut (using clean scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound. Loosely fill deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins, applying to wound bed directly.
Dressing change frequency will depend on wound condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. Reapply when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
To remove, first gently remove the secondary dressing. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. Irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols prior to application of a new dressing.
Cover and secure with a non-occlusive secondary dressing.
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