Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Antimicrobial

Tegaderm Alginate Ag

Tegaderm Alginate Ag

Highly absorbent, sterile, non-woven, antimicrobial pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and an ionic silver complex that releases silver ions in the presence of wound exudate.

ActivHeal Aquafiber Ag

ActivHeal Aquafiber Ag

A sterile, non-woven pad consisting of a high M (mannuronic acid) calcium alginate and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Silver ions are released in the presence of wound fluid. As fluid is absorbed, the alginate forms a soft gel. Effective for up to 7 days.

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

A sterile antimicrobial wound dressing consisting of an absorbent hydrophilic polyurethane foam pad laminated with a pink, low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film; available with and without adhesive. The wound contact layer side of the dressing has a clear perforated film with a that stops the wound bed from adhering to the dressing; the non-adhesive version also has a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive. The perforations also allow the uptake of exudate. The dressing contains polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide).

Silgen Ag

Silgen Ag

A class 3 silver spray made from nanocolloidal silver suspended in purified water with antimicrobial properties. Single-patient, multiple use. 

PolyMem Silver

PolyMem Silver

Polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing. Nanocrystalline silver is embedded in the foam structure, which also contains a tissue- friendly wound cleanser and glycerin to moisturise and prevent adherence to the wound. Helps promote healing and pain relief by maintaining a moist environment, reducing inflammation and reducing trauma at dressing changes.

PolyMem Silver WIC

PolyMem Silver WIC

Format of PolyMem Silver designed for cavity wounds. Can be used in both open and shallow cavities. Does not have film backing. Gently expands to fill the wound cavity, with all sides of the dressing absorbing excess fluid. The glycerol and non-toxic cleanser contained in the dressing keeps the wound bed clean and moist, prevents adherence and helps loosen slough and dried fluid crusts.

Sorbsan Silver Flat

Sorbsan Silver Flat

A sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate wound dressing 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.

Sorbsan Silver Plus

Sorbsan Silver Plus

A sterile dressing consisting of a silver-impregnated calcium alginate wound contact layer bonded to a secondary absorbent viscose layer. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid content. The secondary viscose layer absorbs excess exudate.

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

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.

Askina Calgitrol Ag

Askina Calgitrol Ag

Askina Calgitrol matrix formulation combines calcium alginate and silver alginate with 10% of bounded water. In contact with exudate, alginate matrix forms a soft gel, which enables the continuous release of silver ions from the entire dressing surface. The concentration of silver ions in the wound is maintained for 7 days at the level of 60ppm.

Askina Calgitrol Paste

Askina Calgitrol Paste

Conformable paste composed of the same ionic silver alginate matrix as used in the Askina Calgitrol Ag flat dressing.

Askina Calgitrol Thin

Askina Calgitrol Thin

Consists of a thin layer of silver alginate matrix. This forms a soft gel when in contact with exudate, allowing the immediate controlled and sustained release of silver ions into the wound.

Povitulle

Povitulle

Non-adherent dressing containing 10% povidone-iodine USP.

Biatain Ag (adhesive)

Biatain Ag (adhesive)

Soft, conformable polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and an adhesive border. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Impregnated with silver.

Biatain Ag (non-adhesive)

Biatain Ag (non-adhesive)

A soft, conformable polyurethane foam dressing with vapour-permeable film backing. Impregnated with silver. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. Can be used under compression.

Biatain Alginate Ag

Biatain Alginate Ag

Highly absorbent alginate dressing with silver, designed to treat cavity wound infection.

Biatain Silicone Ag

Biatain Silicone Ag

A soft, confirmable, absorbent polyurethane foam pad with a vapour-permeable film backing and a gentle silicone adhesive border impregnated with silver. The dressing has 3DFit technology, which means the foam conforms to the wound bed to fill the gap and reduce pooling of exudate. 

Physiotulle Ag

Physiotulle Ag

Knitted polyester net impregnated with hydrocolloid particles suspended in petrolatum. Also impregnated with silver sulphadiazine.

Aquacel Ag

Aquacel Ag

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.

Aquacel Ag Burn

Aquacel Ag Burn

Absorbent, white fibrous dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. A nylon thread is used to stitch bond the product along its length.

Aquacel Ag Extra

Aquacel Ag Extra

Soft, sterile dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) stitched together with strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid and transform into a soft gel and provides nine times stronger tensile strength and 50% greater absorption compared with Aquacel Ag.

Aquacel Ag Foam

Aquacel Ag Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane layer and a multilayered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% iconic silver.

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Cover dressing comprising absorbent, white fibrous dressing pad of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Backed by a waterproof polyurethane film, with a conformable hydrocolloid adhesive.

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Soft, sterile non-woven dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with antibiofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Soft, sterile non-woven ribbon dressing made from a layer of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with anti-biofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad

Sorbact-technology-coated hydrophobic antimicrobial dressing designed to absorb exudate and bind bacteria under moist wound conditions.

Cutimed Siltec Sorbact

Cutimed Siltec Sorbact

Hydrophobic, microbial-binding foam dressing designed to manage exudate and bind bacteria under moist wound conditions. Dressings have a Sorbact Technology-coated wound contact layer, superabsorbers above the foam core, silicone adhesive border and a backing film with a high moisture vapour transmission rate.

Cutimed Sorbact Gel

Cutimed Sorbact Gel

Cutimed Sorbact swab coated with amorphous hydrogel. Designed to bind bacteria in sloughy wounds or those with low exudate levels.

Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive

Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive

Cutimed Sorbact swab combined with an absorbent hydropolymer gel sheet. Designed to reduce wound bioburden, as well as absorb and lock in exudate while maintaining a moist environment.

Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive B

Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive B

Cutimed Sorbact swab combined with an absorbent hydropolymer gel sheet and an atraumatic adhesive border. Designed to reduce wound bioburden, as well as absorb and lock in exudate while maintaining a moist environment.

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon

Sorbact-technology-coated antimicrobial ribbon designed to bind bacteria and fungi under moist wound conditions.

Cutimed Sorbact Round Swab

Cutimed Sorbact Round Swab

Sorbact-technology coated, round, hydrophobic, antimicrobial dressing designed to bind bacteria under moist wound conditions.

Cutimed Sorbact Swab

Cutimed Sorbact Swab

Sorbact-technology-coated, hydrophobic, antimicrobial wound contact layer designed to bind bacteria under moist wound conditions. The dressing can be used folded or unfolded.

Leukomed Sorbact

Leukomed Sorbact

A dressing with hydrophobic properties that irreversibly binds bacteria and fungi to its structure. 

Telfa AMD Non-Adhering Wound Dressing

Telfa AMD Non-Adhering Wound Dressing

Absorbent pad dressing with non-adherent contact layer and non-woven backing. Impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB 0.2%). Available as pads and island dressings.

Excilon AMD IV Sponges

Excilon AMD IV Sponges

Pre-cut antimicrobial dressings for IV/drain exit sites, impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB).

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam

Double-sided, highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Disc

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Disc

Absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam disc impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Double-sided with centre hole and radial slit. Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Gentle Border Foam

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Gentle Border Foam

Highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days. The gentle adhesion dressing helps to reduce pain on removal.

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus Foam

Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus Foam

Highly absorbent, non-adherent, semi-occlusive, polyurethane foam impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%), with backsheet. Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

Kendall AMD Foam Island

Kendall AMD Foam Island

Absorbent, adhesive, polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB, 0.5%). Antimicrobial barrier is effective for up to 7 days.

SurgihoneyRO

SurgihoneyRO

A sterile antimicrobial wound gel that releases controlled, low levels of reactive oxygen in the wound bed for 72 hours. 

Zorflex

Zorflex

A highly adsorbent and flexible wound contact layer that provides an effective antimicrobial barrier to microbial contamination. Accelerates the wound healing process by entrapping and killing microbes on its surface, modulating proteases, and restoring the body’s natural trans-epithelial potential across the wound. Reduces odour, pain and exudate. Remains effective for 7 days.

Atrauman Ag

Atrauman Ag

Non-adherent polyamide textile wound-contact layer. 1mm pore size and impregnated with neutral triglycerides coated with metallic silver ('touch and kill'). Effective for up to seven days.

Actisorb Silver 220

Actisorb Silver 220

An activated charcoal dressing encased in a nylon sleeve. Designed to trap wound malodour while protecting the wound from infection.

Inadine

Inadine

Non-adherent dressing impregnated with 10% povidone-iodine. Colour change indicates when to change dressing.

KerraContact Ag

KerraContact Ag

An advanced silver wound contact layer dressing. The dressing consists of three layers: two non-adherent polyethylene mesh wound contact layers and one absorbent core made of polyester. All three layers are coated with Ag Oxysalts. 

Promogran Prisma

Promogran Prisma

Sterile, freeze-dried composite of oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC), collagen and silver ORC (a compound of silver and ORC). Gels on contact with exudate. Inactivates proteases, protects from infection and protects growth factors. Demonstrates haemostatic properties, and can be used under compression therapy.

Silvercel

Silvercel

Silver alginate dressing containing a non-adherent layer that releases silver ions into wound fluid while also protecting the wound bed.

Silvercel Non-Adherent

Silvercel Non-Adherent

Silver alginate dressing with unique non-adherent layer that allows release of silver ions into the wound fluid while also protecting the wound bed.

Tielle PHMB Dressing

Tielle PHMB Dressing

A PHMB-impregnated hydrophilic absorbent polyurethane foam with low friction and permeable backing film.

Suprasorb A+Ag

Suprasorb A+Ag

Highly absorbent, calcium alginate dressing with silver. The silver ions are released on contact with wound exudate. Conforms to any wound bed. 

Suprasorb X+PHMB

Suprasorb X+PHMB

Bio-cellulose dressing impregnated with PHMB. Provides a moist environment and cooling effect which may be perceived as soothing. Can be cut or folded to the wound shape/size.

Melgisorb Ag

Melgisorb Ag

Silver-containing alginate dressing with CMC fibres.

Mepilex Ag

Mepilex Ag

Antimicrobial foam dressing consisting of a soft silicone wound contact layer, absorbent foam containing a silver compound and activated carbon, and a film backing.

Mepilex Border Ag

Mepilex Border Ag

Antimicrobial bordered foam dressing consisting of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam pad containing silver compound and activated carbon, a layer with super absorbent fibres and a film backing.

Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag

Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag

Antimicrobial bordered foam dressing shaped to conform to the sacrum. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam pad containing a silver compound and activated carbon, a layer with superabsorbent fibres and a film backing.

Mepilex Heel Ag

Mepilex Heel Ag

Antimicrobial foam dressing shaped to conform to the heel. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, an absorbent foam containing a silver compound and activated carbon, and a film backing.

Durafiber Ag

Durafiber Ag

A highly absorbent, non-woven, silver gelling fibre dressing composed of a blend of cellulose-based fibres. When the dressing fibres come into contact with exudate, they swell and form a soft cohesive gel sheet. Exudate is locked in the dressing structure.

Acticoat

Acticoat

Consists of three layers: a layer of absorbent rayon/polyester interleaved between two layers of nanocrystalline silver-coated, low-adherent polyethylene net. 

Acticoat 7

Acticoat 7

Consists of five layers: two layers of absorbent rayon/polyester interleaved between three layers of nanocrystalline silver-coated, low-adherent polyethylene net. 

Acticoat Flex 3

Acticoat Flex 3

Highly conformable dressing consisting of a flexible, low-adherent polyester layer coated with nanocrystalline silver. 

Acticoat Flex 7

Acticoat Flex 7

A highly conformable dressing that consists of a flexible, low-adherent polyester layer coated with nanocrystalline silver. 

Algisite Ag

Algisite Ag

Calcium alginate dressing impregnated with silver. Dressing can remain in situ for up to 7 days.

Allevyn Ag Adhesive

Allevyn Ag Adhesive

An antimicrobial absorbent three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated adhesive wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film. 

Allevyn Ag Gentle

Allevyn Ag Gentle

This dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction: an absorbent silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated hydrocellular pad is sandwiched between a perforated soft gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. 

Allevyn Ag Gentle Border

Allevyn Ag Gentle Border

This dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction: an absorbent silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated hydrocellular pad is sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film. 

Allevyn Ag Heel

Allevyn Ag Heel

An absorbent antimicrobial three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-mpregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated non-adherent wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film. Shaped for use on the heel. 

Allevyn Ag Non-Adhesive

Allevyn Ag Non-Adhesive

An absorbent antimicrobial three-layer dressing consisting of a silver sulfadiazine (SSD)-impregnated absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated non-adherent wound contact layer and a waterproof outer film. 

Bactigras

Bactigras

Medicated paraffin gauze containing chlorhexidine acetate 0.5%. (Chlorhexidine gauze dressing BP).

Flamazine

Flamazine

Silver sulphadiazine 1.0% w/w cream.

Iodoflex

Iodoflex

A sterile dark-brown paste dressing with gauze backing on both sides. Comprises cadexomer, polyethylene glycol and iodine.

Iodosorb

Iodosorb

Sterile dark-brown paste ointment and powder. Comprises cadexomer, polyethylene glycol and iodine. 

UrgoCell Silver

UrgoCell Silver

A non-adherent, antibacterial foam dressing with a TLC Healing Matrix wound contact layer that promotes healing and allows pain-free dressing changes.

UrgoClean Ag

UrgoClean Ag

A sterile, absorbent dressing made of polyabsorbent fibres and the TLC Healing Matrix with silver. The TLC healing matrix provide pain-free care and dressing removal. The polyabsorbent fibres in the dressing pad cleanse the wound from slough, exudate and bacteria. The dressing is designed to disrupt and breakdown biofilm, and prevent its reformation.

UrgoSorb Silver

UrgoSorb Silver

A highly absorbent antibacterial sterile silver dressing, that is also composed of 'G- type' calcium alginate fibres and hydrocolloid particles.

UrgoTul Silver

UrgoTul Silver

A non-adherent, antibacterial contact layer containing silver and a TLC Healing Matrix to promote wound healing and allow pain-free dressing changes. It is composed of a polyester mesh and silver particles.

UrgoTul SSD

UrgoTul SSD

A non-adherent, antibacterial contact layer containing silver sulphadiazine particles and the TLC Healing Matrix to promote wound healing and allow pain-free dressing changes.