Derma Sciences Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing

Derma Sciences Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: DUMEX/DERMA SCIENCES
  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

Derma Sciences Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing supports a moist, occlusive environment that is useful for optimal wound healing. It includes 95 percent Active Leptospermum Honey or Manuka. Medihoney Calcium Alginate provides wound fluid absorption capabilities and honey is released continuously to wound bed.

5 Reasons to Buy Derma Calcium Alginate Dressing

  1. Helps in lowering overall wound pH
  2. Easy to apply and use
  3. Cleanses and debrides due to its high osmolarity
  4. Single-use only
  5. Latex-free


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Item # Desc Pkg Price
31012 3/4" x 12" Rope Each
31012 3/4" x 12" Rope 5/Pack
31022 2" x 2" Sheet Each
31022 2" x 2" Sheet 10/Pack
31022 2" x 2" Sheet 100/Case
31045 4" x 5" Sheet Each
31045 4" x 5" Sheet 10/Pack

Derma Wound Dressing Features

  • Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing is easy to use and apply
  • Leptospermum honey has unique characteristics which make the dressing ideal for use on chronic or acute wounds
  • Due to versatility and lack of toxicity, this dressing can be used in all stages of wound healing
  • Demonstrated efficacy from onset of a wound through to closure
  • Cleanses and debrides due to its high osmolarity
  • Effective on hard-to-heal wounds and burn wounds, in addition to helping to debride wounds and keeping wound beds clean of necrotic tissue
  • Contains a very high percentage of Leptospermum honey
  • Able to work in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue, thus promoting an optimal healing environment
  • Clinicians have successfully used Medihoney on a variety of wounds, and in a variety of setting
  • Used successfully along with other advanced wound care modalities, including being used before, during, and after negative pressure applications, as well as being used as cover dressings for skin grafts and skin substitutes.
  • Helps to lower the wound pH, for an optimal wound healing environment
  • Non-Adhesive, sterile
  • Single use only

When to use Medihoney Alginate Dressing?

This dressing is indicated for the management of wounds such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis leg ulcers
  • Arterial leg ulcers
  • Leg ulcers of mixed etiology
  • Pressure ulcers (I-IV)
  • 1st and 2nd degree partial thickness burns
  • Donor sites traumatic and surgical wounds


What to Buy with Medihoney Alginate Dressing?


How to Apply Honey Alginate Dressing?


  1. Wash hands thoroughly
  2. Apply gloves
  3. Assess the wound. Look for signs of healing. Also look for any signs of increased redness, pain, swelling, or heat within or around the wound
  4. Cleanse the wound and skin around the wound with sterile saline, sterile water, or other safe wound cleansers
  5. Dry the skin around the wound by patting gently with gauze
  6. Protect the skin around the wound to avoid maceration. Apply a skin protectant barrier wipe or barrier ointment. (An initial increase in exudates may occur as a result of the highly osmotic effect of Medihoney)
  7. Choose a Medihoney dressing that is appropriate for the amount of drainage
    • Medihoney Paste or Medihoney Gel for light to moderate exudates
    • Wounds that are hard to dress, or those that require a wound gel or paste
    • Medihoney HCS for dry to moderate exudates that are superficial to partial thickness wounds
    • Medihoney Calcium Alginate dressing for moderate to heavy exudates
    • Medihoney Honeycolloid dressing for light to moderate exudates
  8. Apply the appropriate Medihoney dressing to fit the wound
  9. The MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate and Non-adhesive HCS or Honeycolloid can be cut to fit within the wound edges.
  10. Apply an absorbent cover dressing (Xtrasorb super absorbent dressings are recommended due to the highly osmotic effect of Medihoney)
  11. Dressing change:
    • Remove the dressing gently
    • If the dressing is difficult to remove, moisten with saline or water
    • Discard the old dressing in a disposal bag

Precautions to take while using Medihoney Dressing

  • If the dressing is not easily removed, soak with sterile saline or water until it is removed without difficulty.
  • Due to the dressings low pH, some patients may notice a slight transient stinging. If stinging does not stop or persists and cannot be managed with an analgesic, remove dressing, cleanse area, and discontinue the use of MEDIHONEY dressing.
  • During initial use of the dressing (depending on wound exudate levels, interstitial fluid, and edema surrounding the wound), the dressings high osmotic potential may contribute to increased exudate, which could lead to maceration if the excess moisture is not managed appropriately. Manage additional moisture by adding an absorptive cover dressing and/or adjusting the frequency of dressing change. Protect the peri-wound skin by applying a skin barrier protectant to the surrounding skin.
  • During the healing process it is common for non-viable tissue to be removed from the wound resulting in an initial increase in wound size. Although an initial increase in wound size may be attributed to the normal removal of non-viable tissue, consult a healthcare professional if the wound continues to grow larger after the first few dressing changes.


  • Do not use Medihoney:

  • On third degree burns n With patients that have a known sensitivity to honey or any other component parts specific to each dressing
  • To control heavy bleeding


What is Active Leptospermum Honey?


  • Active Leptospermum Honey is the most studied species of honey for the management of wounds and burns
  • It is derived from the pollen and nectar of specific Leptospermum species of plant in New Zealand
  • It's property of maintaining effectiveness in presence of wound fluid make this unique among all type of honey
  • The only species of honey that has been shown in randomized controlled studies to help wounds, that have stalled under first-line treatment, to progress towards healing


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