Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing with Nanocrystalline Silver

Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing with Nanocrystalline Silver

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Smith & Nephew Acticoat Burn Dressing with Nanocrystalline Silver is an extended use silver antimicrobial barrier dressing which remains effective for up to seven days. The silver coating rapidly kills a broad spectrum of bacteria in as little as 30 minutes and protects the wound site from bacterial contamination while the inner core helps maintain the moist environment that can facilitate wound healing.

Why choose Acticoat Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing?

  • Fast action 
  • Easy to use 
  • Prevents and reduces infection 
  • Broad spectrum antimicrobial activity

Item # Desc Pkg Price
20601 2" x 2" 5/Pack
20601 2" x 2" 5/Pack, 20Pk/Case
20101 4" x 4" Each
20101 4" x 4" 12/Pack
20101 4" x 4" 12/Pack, 4Pk/Case
20201 4" x 8" Each
20151 5" x 5" Each
20151 5" x 5" 5/Pack
20151 5" x 5" 5/Pack, 5Pk/Case

Smith And Nephew Burn Dressing Features

  • Nanocrystalline Silver Antimicrobial barrier: Provides an effective barrier to protect the wound site from invasive pathogens 
  • Sustained release of silver for 3 days: The sustained release of silver ensures that this wound dressing remains effective for a up to 3 days. 
  • Broad spectrum antimicrobial activity: Acticoat is an effective barrier to over 150 pathogens which includes a broad spectrum of gram positive and negative bacteria and fungal wound pathogens. It is also an effective barrier to multiple strains of Antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE). ACTICOAT is a potent antimicrobial barrier dressing.  
  • Fast acting: In-vitro data shows ACTICOAT rapidly kills bacteria in as little as 30 minutes - faster than other forms of silver. 
  • Easy to use: Easier and less painful to remove than SSD (silver sulphadiazine) making it a dressing of choice for both the patient and the carer. 
  • Prevents and reduces infection: Acticoat Silver dressing kills pathogenic organisms in wounds to reduce the risk of infection. It is also effective in the reduction of bacterial load in wounds. 
  • Can be used on extensive body surface area wounds: Acticoat is available in a wide range of sizes and can be cut to shape, enabling the chosen size of dressing to conform to the wound surface. 
  • Assists faster healing: Acticoat contributes to effective wound bed preparation which in turn assists faster healing. 
  • Low adherent: Dressing changes are less traumatic than traditional methods for both the patient and the carer.

When to use Acticoat Dressing by Smith & Nephew?

Indicated as an antimicrobial barrier layer over partial and full thickness wounds such as
  • Pressure ulcers 
  • Leg ulcers 
  • Diabetic foot ulcers 
  • Burns 
  • Recipient graft sites and cavity wounds.

What to buy with Smith & Nephew Antimicrobial Dressing?

How to use Acticoat Antimicrobial Burn Dressing?

  1. Remove ACTICOAT from the package and moisten the dressing with sterile water (do not use saline). Wring out excess water prior to applying. 
  2. Cut to appropriate size and shape. 
  3. Apply the dressing to the wound. 
  4. Keep the dressing humid. Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate and the condition of the wound. Secure with an appropriate secondary dressing.

  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver
  • Do not use on a patient undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination
  • Must be removed prior to administering radiation therapy

  • For external use only
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG
  • Not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum
  • Do not use if product color is not uniform

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