Silverlon® Lifesavers™ IV/Catheter Dressings function as a primary silver antimicrobial dressing and are placed around IVs, catheters and orthopedic external fixation pins.
• Seven day antimicrobial barrier dressing
Silverlon® Lifesavers™ IV/Catheter Dressings may be used on: peripheral IV catheters, central venous lines, arterial catheters, peritoneal dialysis catheters, dialysis catheters, external orthopedic pins, epidural catheters, and drain tubes.
Contraindicated for use on individuals with a known sensitivity to nylon or silver.
|Absorptive dressing format||●|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days|
|Collagen dressing format|
|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Gelling fiber dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Super absorbent polymers|
|Sustained release formula||●|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
|Educational Material Available|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Prepare the skin around catheter site according to hospital protocol. Remove Silverlon® dressing from pouch using sterile technique. Activate the dressing by wetting it with sterile water, distilled water, or saline. Place the Silverlon® dressing around the catheter with the silver side down and in direct contact with the skin.
Secure catheter and Silverlon® with a transparent film dressing or conventional technique.
Change dressing based on exudate buildup or catheter insertion site condition. May be used for up to 7 days.
Argentum Medical, LLC is the manufacturer of the Silverlon™ family of advanced seven day use antimicrobial metallic silver burn, wound, surgical, negative pressure and IV catheter dressings.