Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Sorbsan Silver Flat

Creed Medical


A sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate dressing with silver. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a gel on contact with wound exudate, releasing ionic silver particles to reduce bioburden. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds.


For moderately to highly exuding wounds. Can also be used on wounds that are infected or likely to become infected.


Known sensitivity to any components of the dressing. Do not use on patients undergoing MRI scans. Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic procedures.


5×5cm, £1.58 (10); 10×10cm, £4.00 (10); 10×20cm, £7.31 (5); 30cm/2g packing, £5.80; 2.5×45cm rope, £4.18; 40cm/1g ribbon (5), £4.18 (also on NHS Supply Chain)

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