Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

Aspen Medical Europe

Description

Sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate cavity dressings impregnated with silver. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel when in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds. Supplied with a sterile plastic medical probe (single-use only) to aid assessment of the wound dimensions.

Indications

Can be used in cavity wounds where there is a moderate to high levels of exudate. Can also be used as packing for larger wet cavity wounds, and on wounds that are infected or likely to become infected.

Contraindications

Do not use in individuals with a known sensitivity to any of the components of the dressing. Do not use on patients undergoing MRI scans. Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurement procedures. Should not be used where the opening of the wound or sinus is smaller than the width of the probe provided.

Sizes Available

Ribbon: 40cm/1g. Packing: 30cm/2g

Price

£4.18; £5.80

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