ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Advantage Wound Dressing

ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Advantage Wound Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: CONVATEC
  • FSA Approved

Aquacel Advantage Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing are antimicrobial primary dressings for use in chronic and acute wounds that are infected or at risk of infection with varying exudate levels. Ag Advantage dressings incorporate two powerful technologies working together to help eliminate the key barriers to healing: exudate, infection, and bioburden.

Benefits of Aquacel Advantage Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing

  • It's super clean and safe to use.
  • It can soak up more liquid, so you don't have to change it as often.
  • It keeps the wound a bit wet, which helps it heal.
  • It's tough and easy to take off when needed.
  • It can even get rid of germs that don't respond to antibiotics.


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Item # Desc Pkg Price
422297 2" x 2" Each
422297 2" x 2" 10/Pack
422299 4" x 5" Each
422299 4" x 5" 10/Pack
422298 6" x 6" Each
422298 6" x 6" 5/Pack
422302 8" x 12" Each
422302 8" x 12" 5/Pack

Features of Aquacel Ag Advantage Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing

  • Absorbs wound fluid and creates a soft gel, maintaining a moist wound environment and helping reduce pain associated with dressing changes
  • Locks in exudate and bacteria to help minimize the harmful effects of maceration and cross infection
  • Micro-contours to the wound bed, eliminating dead space where bacteria can grow
  • Faster reduction of bacteria within the dressing compared to Aquacel Ag Extra, and Acticoat
  • Antimicrobial dressings kill a broad spectrum of bacteria within the dressing, including antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.
  • Sustained antimicrobial activity in dressing for up to 7 days and prevents microbial reformation

When to Use Aquacel Advantage Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing?

  • Dehisced Wounds
  • Cavity Wounds
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Deep Wounds
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Granulating/ Epithelializing Wounds
  • Infected Wounds
  • Acute Wounds
  • Burns
  • Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
  • Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
  • Palliative Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Sloughy Wounds
  • Superficial Wounds
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Venous Ulcers


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The Technology of Aquacel Advantage Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing

Features 2 technologies work synergistically to manage the key local barriers to wound healing - exudate, infection, and bioburden.

Barriers to Wound Healing

  • Exudate: Wound healing needs a little bit of liquid oozing out, but too much is a problem. It can:
    • Make the skin around the wound too wet (maceration).
    • Harm the wound itself.
    • Allow harmful germs to stick around and make healing slower.

  • Infection: When harmful germs get into a wound, it takes longer to heal and:
    • Keeps you in the hospital for a longer time.
    • Makes medical care more expensive.
    • Many of these germs are resistant to antibiotics, which makes them even harder to treat.

  • Bioburden: Some germs that stay in a wound are tough to get rid of, even with cleaning. One big reason is something called "biofilm." It's like a slimy shield that germs use to protect themselves.

Aquacel Ag Advantage Wound Dressing Technologies

Hydrofiber Technology

  • This thing helps wounds get better:
  • It soaks up the liquid from the wound and makes a soft, wet environment that's good for healing. It also makes changing the bandage hurt less.
  • It keeps the liquid and germs from spreading, so the skin around the wound doesn't get too wet, and the germs don't cause more problems.
  • It fits the shape of the wound, so there are no empty spaces for germs to hide and grow.

The New Technology is More Effective Than Just Silver in Fighting Germs.

  • It's quicker at reducing germs in the dressing compared to other similar products.
  • It can get rid of many different types of germs, even those that are resistant to antibiotics.
  • It keeps on working to fight germs in the dressing for up to a week and stops them from coming back.

The Aquacel Advantage Technology works like this:

  • There are two special ingredients: EDTA and BEC.
  • EDTA helps the silver in the dressing attack bacteria more effectively. It breaks up groups of bacteria and stops them from coming back.
  • BEC makes the liquid in the dressing thinner, so the silver and EDTA can move around better and kill more bacteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aquacel AG's advantage used for?

Aquacel Ag Advantage Dressings are antimicrobial for use in acute and hard-to-heal wounds that are infected or at risk of infection with varying exudate levels.

What does Aquacel AG do for a wound?

The concept of Aquacel Ag is to retain the Hydrofiber physical properties with the additional benefits of silver, which is slowly released into the wound for up to 2 weeks, creating a moist antimicrobial environment. The dressing entraps microorganisms within its fibers.

What is the difference between Aquacel AG and AG Advantage?

Aquacel Ag Advantage Dressing is a two-layer dressing impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. The silver helps kill wound-related bacteria and yeasts, including MRSA and VRE. Aquacel Ag is 9 times stronger and has 50% greater absorbency than Aquacel Extra.

How long can you leave Aquacel AG on a wound?

Aquacel Advantage Dressing is designed to stay in place for up to 14 days, subject to clinical assessment.


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