SSI Shield™ Incision Dressing is a sterile, single use device with Algidex Ag® Silver Alginate Wound Dressing and Kerlix Antimicrobial Gauze strips for an additional absorption feature. The antimicrobial gauze packing strips are inserted in to the wound, with the silver dressing as the primary dressing on top of the wound.
• Removal of transudate and exudate
• Silver dressing composed of superabsorbent materials
• Aids in fluid drainage from deep inside the wound
• Anti-MRSA treated strips applied to incision site
SSI Shield™ is for use following surgery in sutured or stapled wounds, to be used as a closed incisional wound dressing with attached packing gauze strips.
SSI Shield™ has the following contraindications: use of non-absorbent or semi-absorbent gauze following SSI Shield™ removal; use in plastic surgeries, or in head, neck, or face of patient; use in fascia layer of wound; cutting, tearing or ripping SSI Shield™ dressing loops; altering SSI Shield™ product in any way; insertion after every suture or staple in closed incision.
Do not pack the wound too tightly. Do not leave SSI Shield™ on wound for more than 48 hours. Use sterile surgical materials and pick-ups only.
Algidex Ag® Silver Alginate Wound Dressing
Polyhexamethlene biguanide (PHMB) gauze strips
|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||●|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
SSI Shield™ is to be installed on closed incision in the operating room and removed two days later.
Life Sciences, LLC is a developer and manufacturer of patented subcutaneous technology and superabsorbent silver dressings; based on wound packing surgical methods.