Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Aquacel Ag

Aquacel Ag

ConvaTec

Description

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Ribbon dressing incorporates stitch-bonded fibres to increase tensile strength. Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel. 

Indications

For the management of infected wounds (or wounds at increased risk of infection): leg ulcers, pressure ulcers (categories II–IV), diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, first-degree and second-degree burns, traumatic wounds, exudate absorption in oncology wounds. Use ribbon for dressing sinus, tracking or undermining wounds.

Contraindications

Should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who have had an allergic reaction to silver or sodium carboxymethylcellulose.

Sizes Available

5x5cm; 10x10cm; 15x15cm; 4x10cm; 4x20cm; 4x30cm; 20x30cm; 1x45cm (ribbon); 2x45cm (ribbon)

Price

£2.04; £4.86; £9.16; £2.96; £3.86; £5.78; £22.72; £3.20 (ribbon); £4.89 (ribbon)

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