3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing

3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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  • FSA Approved

3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing provides the antimicrobial silver, soft-gelling absorbency and fibre strength that professionals need to manage critically colonized wounds and wounds at increased risk of infection. In addition to the dressings proven silver compound, its carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and alginate fibre formula creates a dressing that conforms to the wound surface and has high wet-strength for easy removal.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
90303 4" x 5" (10.16cm x 12.7cm) 10/Pack
90303 4" x 5" (10.16cm x 12.7cm) 10/Pack, 4Pk/Case
90307 Rope, 1" x 12" (2.54cm x 30.48cm) 5/Pack
90307 Rope, 1" x 12" (2.54cm x 30.48cm) 5/Pack, 4Pk/Case


  • 3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is available in both pads and ropes
  • A highly soluble form of silver reduces a broad spectrum of pathogens, including MRSA and VRE
  • Helps control wound odor and provides a sustained antimicrobial barrier for up to 14 days
  • Conforms to the wound and is soft and pliable
  • Assists in controlling minor bleeding
  • Provides excellent exudate management with greater absorbency
  • Ensures a moist environment for optimal wound healing
  • Suggested Applications:
    Indicated for use as a primary wound dressing in the management of moderate to heavily exuding, partial- to full-thickness wounds such as:
    - Post-operative wounds
    - Trauma wounds (dermal lesions, trauma injuries or incisions)
    - Leg ulcers
    - Pressure ulcers
    - Diabetic ulcers
    - Graft and donor sites
    - Second degree (superficial, partial thickness) burns
    - Can be used under compression bandages

More Information

  • Contraindications:
    Use on individuals with known sensitivities to alginates or silver
    - Use as a surgical sponge or for surgical implantation
    - Use to control heavy bleeding
  • Directions for Use:
    Before Using the Dressing
    Use of an antimicrobial dressing should be part of a plan of care that addresses wound bed preparation
    - Clip excess hair from around the wound if an adhesive cover dressing is to be used
    - Evaluate the wound and select a size of Tegaderm Alginate Ag dressing that is slightly larger than the wound
    - Select a cover dressing appropriate to the amount of drainage such as 3MTegaderm Foam Adhesive Dressing or 3M Tegaderm Foam Dressing (nonadhesive). Make sure that the cover dressing can overlap the wound edge by at least 1 inch
    - Note: If the skin around the wound is easily damaged or drainage is expected to go beyond the wound edge, a skin barrier film such as 3MCavilon No Sting Barrier Film may be applied. Allow the barrier film to dry
  • Precautions:
    Systemic antimicrobial therapy should be considered when wound infection is evident. Tegaderm Alginate Ag dressing may be used, under medical supervision, in conjunction with systemic antibiotics
    - The dressing may adhere if used on dry or very lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile saline solution prior to removal
    - It is possible that the amount of drainage could decrease rapidly during dressing use. The dressing may adhere to the wound or site if allowed to dry this may result in disruption of the wound or site upon removal. When using the dressing, the health care professional may want to change the dressing more frequently to maintain moisture of the dressing and observe the condition of the wound or site
    - The dressing performance may be impaired by use of petroleum based ointments
    - The dressing should be removed prior to MRI (Magnetic ResonanceImaging) procedures
    - Do not use if individual pouch is damaged or opened

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