Smith & Nephew Durafiber Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Smith & Nephew Durafiber Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Smith & Nephew Durafiber Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing is effective against infection. The ionic silver in the dressing provides antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of common wound pathogens which may help to reduce bacterial bioburden and the risk of infection.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
66800570 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) Each
5466800571 4" x 4-3/4" Each
66800570 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm) 10/Pack
66800574 3/4" x 17-3/4" (2cm x 45cm) Each
66800574 3/4" x 17-3/4" (2cm x 45cm) 5/Pack
66800574 3/4" x 17-3/4" (2cm x 45cm) 5/Pack, 12Pk/Case
66801174 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) Each
66801174 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) 10/Pack
66800571 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 10/Pack
66800571 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 10/Pack, 12Pk/Case


  • Smith & Nephew Durafiber Ag Silver Gelling Fiber Wound Dressing is designed to rapidly form a clear cool gel on contact with wound fluid
  • Absorbent, non-woven, silver containing antimicrobial dressing composed of cellulose ethyl sulphonate fibers
  • Gel absorbs excess fluid and locks exudate away from the wound
  • Provides a moist environment to support autolytic debridement and conforms intimately to the wound bed
  • High integral wet strength facilitates easy one piece removal from moist wound beds and cavity wounds
  • Minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient on removal
  • Sustains antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days against a broad spectrum of aerobic, anaerobic bacteria including antibiotic resistant strains
  • Starts to kill pathogens within 30 minutes of contact
  • Provides broad spectrum antimicrobial activity at four hours against pathogens
  • Indications:
    - For the management of chronic and acute, full thickness, partial thickness or shallow granulating exuding wounds.
    - Leg ulcers
    - Pressure ulcers
    - Diabetic ulcers
    - Surgical wounds
    - Traumatic wounds
    - Donor sites
    - Partial thickness burns
    - Tunnelling and fistulae wounds
    - Wounds left to heal by secondary intent
    - Wounds that are prone to bleeding such as wounds that have been surgically or mechanically debrided

More Information

  • Contraindications:
    - Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. Do not use on non-exuding wounds
  • Precautions:
    Clinicians/Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates
    - While Durafiber Ag assists in the management of wounds prone to minor bleeding, it is not intended to be used as a surgical sponge in heavily bleeding wounds
    - Durafiber Ag is not compatible with oil-based products such as petrolatum
    - Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG
    - Ensure that packing in cavities, sinuses etc. has been removed
    - The dressing may not be compatible with topical antimicrobials
    - If reddening or sensitization occurs discontinue useIn the event of clinical infection, topical silver does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment
    - When Durafiber Ag is used on a patient during MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination some warming may be experienced
    - Durafiber Ag may cause transient discoloration of the surrounding skin
  • Instructions for Use:
    - Cleanse the wound according to local clinical protocol
    - Select appropriate dressing size
    - Remove the Durafiber Ag dressing from pack, using a clean technique. Cut to shape if necessary
    - Apply the dressing to the wound and allow for a 1cm (1/3") dressing overlap onto the skin surrounding the wound
    - When using Durafiber Ag in deep cavity wounds use whole dressings where possible and leave at least 2.5cm (1") of each piece outside the wound for easy retrieval
    - Loosely pack deep wounds up to 80% capacity, as Durafiber Ag will expand on contact with wound fluid
    - Secure Durafiber Ag with a moisture retentive dressing (e.g. allevyn/opsite) or other appropriate secondary retention
    - Dressing can be removed in one piece using sterile tweezers, forceps or a gloved hand
    - Dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds
    - If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten or soak the dressing in sterile saline to assist removal and avoid disruption of the healing wound
  • Frequency of change:
    During the early stages of wound management, Durafiber dressings should be inspected frequently
    - Dressings can be left undisturbed for up to 7 days or changed when clinically indicated, (e.g. if leakage, excessive bleeding is present)
    - Local clinical protocol should also be taken into consideration
    - Durafiber Ag is a single use product
    - If used on more than one patient, cross-contamination or infection may result
    - Opening the dressing pack compromizes the sterile barrier
    - Any unused dressing should be discarded

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