ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: CONVATEC
  • FSA Approved

Convatec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing is composed of two layers of Hydrofiber technology stitched together. It is 9 times stronger and has 50% greater absorbency as compared to the original Aquacel Ag wound dressing. This hydrofiber dressing is specifically suited to help manage moderate to highly exuding wounds. Aquacel Ag provides with the basic benefits of unique Hydrofiber Technology plus ionic sliver for wounds that are infected or at risk for infection.

Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing Features

  • Support high absorbency 
  • Reduce maceration
  • Unique Hydrofiber Technology
  • Rapid and effective antimicrobial action
  • Strength - 9 times more
  • Absorbency - 50% more
  • Manages exuding wounds

Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
420674 4" x 5" (10cm x 12.5cm), Rectangle Each $1.08

Why choose Convatec Aquacel Silver Hydrofiber Dressing?

  • Unique gelling action that enables the dressings to lock moderate to highly exuding wounds
  • Controlled release of ionic silver as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing
  • Sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 14 days
  • Fibers do not gel on contact with fluid so that they maintain their integrity and become encompassed by the gel, providing additional strength and aiding the easy removal
  • Addition of ionic silver provides rapid, effective, sustained antimicrobial activity
  • Reservoir of silver ions in the hydofiber dressing for on-demand activity are enough to start killing a clinically relevant level of bacteria within 30 minutes
  • Kills a broad spectrum of wound-related bacteria

When to use Aquacel Hydrofiber Dressing?

For over-the-counter use, Aquacel Ag may be used for:
  • Minor abrasions
  • Minor cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Minor scalds and burns

Under the supervision of a health care professional, Aquacel Ag may be used for the management of:
  • Wounds as an effective barrier to bacterial penetration to help reduce infection
  • Diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers, (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed aetiology) and pressure ulcers/sores (partial & full thickness)
  • Partial thickness (second degree) burns
  • Surgical wounds left to heal by secondary intent
  • Wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been mechanically or surgically debrided
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Oncology wounds with exudate, such as fungoides-cutaneous tumors, fungating carcinoma, cutaneous metastasis, Kaposi sarcoma, and angiosarcoma

Convatec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing case studies

What to buy with ConvaTec Ag Hydrofiber Dressing?

How to use ConvaTec Hydrofiber Dressing?

  • Before applying the wound dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser
  • Aquacel Ag Extra should overlap 1cm (1/2 inch) onto the skin surrounding the wound
  • This primary dressing should be used with a secondary cover dressing
  • Apply the dressing to the wound and cover with a moisture retentive dressing (e.g. DuoDERM, CarboFlex, CombiDERM), foam dressing, gauze, or other appropriate dressing
  • All wounds should be inspected frequently
  • Remove the Aquacel Ag Extra when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of seven days

For Partial Thickness Burns:

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra should overlap 5 cm (2 inches) onto the skin surrounding the burn or other adjacent Aquacel Ag Extra.
  • It should be covered with sterile gauze and secured with medical tape or a retention bandage.
  • If the burn is infected, frequent inspection of the wound may be necessary. As the burn wound re-epithelizes, the Aquacel Ag Extra will detach or be easily removed.

For Dry Wounds:

  • Place the Aquacel Ag Extra in the wound and then wet with sterile saline over the wound area only.
  • The vertical absorption properties of Aquacel Ag Extra will help to maintain the moist area over the wound only and reduce the risk of maceration.
  • Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM Extra Thin to avoid drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.

Precautions to take while using Aquacel Dressing:

  • Because Aquacel Ag Extra provides a moist environment that supports the growth of new blood vessels, the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce blood stained wound fluid.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra is not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum.
  • Secondary dressings should be used as stated.
  • When used in second degree burns, adherence of the dressing over joints could interfere with movement.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.

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