BSN Cutimed Calcium Alginate Dressing

BSN Cutimed Calcium Alginate Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: BSN MEDICAL
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  • FSA Approved

BSN Cutimed Calcium Alginate Dressing is a calcium sodium alginate (80% calcium and 20% sodium) made out of natural seaweed. The alginate component enables the dressing to absorb up to 20 times its own weight in exudate. The dressing offers a broad performance spectrum but is particularly useful for moderate to heavily exuding wounds, shallow wounds, lesions with rough edges, or deeper sites that are hard to dress.


  • BSN Cutimed Calcium Alginate Dressing mode of action
    - Exchange of calcium ions within the dressing with sodium ions, which are present in the exudate, transforms the alginate into a moist gel
  • Facilitates moist wound healing
    By maintaining a moist environment
  • Has haemostatic properties
    Due to calcium ion release from the alginate dressing in contact with body fluids
  • Reduces risk of maceration
    Only one layer of exudate is maintained at the wound surface but excess exudate is absorbed
  • Helps to clean the wound
    Bacteria are trapped in the gel formed by the exudate absorbed and are then removed during dressing change
  • User Benefits:
    Easily cut to size customizable application
    Highly flexible fibers conform to every wound base
    Excellent wet integrity easily removed intactpatient comfort
  • Patient Comfort
    Retains exudate in gel

    Reduces leakage risk
    Keeps patient as active as possible
    Wet integrity enables
    Rapid dressing changes
    Minimal patient discomfort
    High absorption
    Reduces number of dressing changes
  • Indications:
    Wound characteristics:

    - Moderate to heavily exuding wounds
    - Shallow and deep wounds
    Chronic wounds, such as:
    - Venous ulcer
    - Arterial ulcer
    - Pressure ulcer
    - Diabetic ulcer
    Acute wounds, such as:
    - Skin donor sites
    - Abrasions and lacerations
    - Superficial and partial thickness burns
  • NOTE: BSN Fixomull Transparent Dressing Tape and BSN Leukomed T Film Dressing are recommended as secondary dressings

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