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 Properly
  2. Use 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 exudatesMedihoney 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 it's hard to remove, wet it with sterile saline or water until it comes off easily.
  • Some may feel a slight sting because of the dressing's pH. If it doesn't stop or gets worse, take off the dressing and don't use it.
  • At first, the dressing may make the wound produce more liquid. This can make the skin around it too wet. To fix this, use a special covering or change the dressing more often. Protect the skin around the wound with a cream.
  • When the wound is getting better, it might look bigger at first because dead tissue is coming off. This is normal. But if it keeps getting larger after a few dressing changes, talk to a doctor.


  • Do not use Medihoney:
  • On third-degree burns and With patients that have a known sensitivity to honey or any other component parts specific to each dressing
  • To control heavy bleeding

 Medihoney Alginate Dressing user guide


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