Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Antibacterial Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing
Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Antibacterial Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Antibacterial Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
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  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Antibacterial Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing uses a unique gelling Chytoform technology that allows the absorbent fibers of the dressing to transform into a clear and conformable gel. The unique gelling action helps manage drainage and remove dead, damaged and infected tissue from the wound, trapping it for later removal at the dressing change. Opticell AG Plus Silver Wound Dressing contains 0.75% ionic silver by weight. When the dressing encounters a wound environment, silver ions are activated to manage bioburden. The silver inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi, yet is completely harmless to skin cells.

Opticell AG Plus Silver Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing Highlights:

  • Chytoform gelling fiber technology
  • Highly conformable
  • Versatile
  • Highly absorbent
  • Gentle removal from the wound

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
MSC9822EPH 2"L x 2"W, Sheet Each $0.40
MSC9822EPZ 2"L x 2"W, Sheet 10/Pack $3.50
MSC9822EP 2"L x 2"W, Sheet 100/Case $30.00
MSC9845EPH 5"L x 4"W, Sheet Each $0.85
MSC9845EPZ 5"L x 4"W, Sheet 10/Pack $6.40
MSC9845EP 5"L x 4"W, Sheet 50/Case $27.50
MSC9866EPH 6"L x 6"W, Sheet Each $1.65
MSC9866EPZ 6"L x 6"W, Sheet 5/Pack $7.00
MSC9866EP 6"L x 6"W, Sheet 50/Case $65.00
MSC98812EPH 12"L x 8"W, Sheet Each $2.23
MSC98812EPZ 12"L x 8"W, Sheet 5/Pack $10.00
MSC98812EP 12"L x 8"W, Sheet 50/Case $90.00
MSC9818R 18"L x 0.75"W, Ribbon 50/Case $35.00

Opticell AG Plus Silver Gelling Wound Dressing Features

  • Delivers broad spectrum antimicrobial efficacy
  • Broad spectrum antibacterial ionic silver
  • Versatile - can be used with all drainage levels
  • Three times the wet strength of Aquacel traditional gelling fiber
  • No lateral wicking - limits maceration
  • Maintains a moist wound healing environment
  • Surface area memory(SAM) - retains its size
  • Gentle removal from the wound
  • Opticell AG Plus Silver Dressing is designed to minimize pain during removal
  • Chytoform technology wicks fluid only vertically, not laterally, helping to reduce the risk of periwound maceration because wound fluid will not migrate across the dressing to reach the vulnerable skin
  • Opticell Ag+ has a conformable and thin profile that provides optimal contact with the wound and conforms to the wound surface
  • Designed specifically for moderate to heavily draining wounds
  • Can also be pre-moistened for effective use on dry or lightly draining wounds
  • Used to help control minor bleeding from on-field injuries
  • First chronic wound care dressing that uses Chitosan, an advanced biological material
  • Gelling action, combined with its unique chemistry, strength and absorbency, allows Opticell to deliver outstanding benefits
  • Natural, autolytic debridement is gentle on the wound and promotes an optimal moist wound healing environment
  • Sterile and latex free
  • Primary Dressing

Medline Opticell AG Plus Silver Wound Dressing Benefits:

  • Reduces dressing change frequency:
    - Opticells proprietary Chytoform technology delivers exceptional absorbency, which can help reduce dressing change frequency
    - Consequently, patients are subjected to fewer dressing changes, wound bed disruption is minimized and treatment costs may be reduced
  • Creates an optimal healing environment:
    - Manages moisture to help promote autolytic debridement
    - Optimizes wound contact with a highly conformable low profile
    - Maintains wound coverage with Surface Area Memory (SAM)
  • Gentle patient care: 
    - Prevents maceration by wicking fluid only vertically, not laterally
    - Reduces dressing change frequency with exceptional absorbency
    - Separates gently from the wound in one piece using advanced Cytoform technology
  • Helps to Prevent Maceration:
    - Opticells Chytoform technology wicks fluid only vertically, not laterally. This reduces the risk of periwound maceration because wound fluid is not able to migrate across the dressing to reach this vulnerable skin 
  • Promotes gentle, pain-free removal:
    - With its superb strength and unique gelling properties, application and one-piece removal is gentle on wounds and virtually pain-free for patients
  • Conforming to the Wound:
    - Opticells conformable and thin profile provides optimal contact with the wound. Other dressings with reinforced fibers, on the other hand, may exhibit a ridging effect that can limit wound contact
  • Also available (sold separately):
    - Medline Opticell Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing (Code MSC7818EP)

Recommended Secondary Dressings for Opticell Wound Dressing:

  • Optifoam Gentle 
  • Bordered gauze 
  • Stratasorb Composite

Chytoform Chitosan-Based Gelling Technology

Opticell with Chytoform technology is the next generation of chronic wound care dressings. Chytoform gelling fiber is primarily composed of chitosan, a well-known biological material derived from crustacean shells. Chitosans unique chemistry, including a positive charge at physiological pH, has made it the center of much academic and clinical research. 

Medline Opticell dressings are the first application of this advanced biological material for use in chronic wound care, but chitosan has been used in other healthcare applications (e.g., topical hemostat, treatment of surgical wounds and traumatic injuries and in dietary supplements) because of its unique properties.

When Opticell with Chytoform technology comes into contact with moisture, it transforms into a strong, absorbent and conformable gel that controls minor bleeding common in newly debrided wounds.

When to use Opticell Wound Dressing?

  • Partial- and full-thickness wounds 
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure injuries/ulcers 
  • First- and second-degree burns 
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Donor sites
  • Arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology

Recommended Use:
  • All wound depths
  • All drainage levels
  • As a primary dressing

Change Frequency:
  • May be left in place for up to 7 days 
  • Dressing change frequency will depend on the amount of drainage

  • Individuals with a sensitivity to silver or chitosan, which is derived from shellfish
  • Third-degree burns

How to use Opticell AG plus Silver Wound Dressing?

  • Remove Opticell AG+ from the package.
  • Loosely fill the wound. Opticell Ag+ may be pre-moistened with sterile water or saline before application.
  • Cover with an appropriate secondary dressing. 
    Note: Opticell AG+ may be cut if necessary. 

Removal Instructions:
  • Carefully remove the secondary dressing and Opticell Ag+ from the wound.
  • Dressing may be moistened to ease removal if necessary.

General Precautions and Observations:
  • The dressing will become gel-like as it absorbs drainage 
  • Should any signs of irritation or sensitivity appear, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional 
  • May be used under medical supervision in conjunction with systemic antibiotics

  • Protect from freezing, avoid excessive heat
  • Sterile in unopened, undamaged package
  • Single use only
  • Do not resterilize 

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