Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing
Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: ACELITY/SYSTAGENIX
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Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers. The unique composition is designed to manage exudate and help control infected or heavily colonised wounds.

Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing Highlights

  • Suitable dressing for the management of chronic wounds
  • Antimicrobial action
  • High absorbency
  • High wet tensile strength

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
800202 2" x 2" Each $0.40
$7.65
$3.99
800202 2" x 2" 10/Pack $3.80
$49.95
$37.99
800202 2" x 2" 50/Case $18.70
$245.60
$186.99
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Each $1.33
$23.45
$13.25
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" 10/Pack $13.25
$171.45
$132.49
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" 50/Case $62.60
$829.45
$625.99
800112 1" x 12" Each $1.12
$20.85
$11.21
800112 1" x 12" 5/Pack $5.40
$95.45
$53.99
800112 1" x 12" 25/Case $26.50
$375.60
$264.99
800408 4" x 8" 5/Pack $9.70
$158.95
$96.99
800408 4" x 8" 25/Case $48.20
$635.80
$481.99

Features of Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

  • Provides Long-lasting Antimicrobial Protection: The barrier function of Systagenix SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Dressing may also be suitable for use, under medical supervision, in the management of wounds in which there is an increased risk of infection.
  • Exudate Management: The unique composition of the dressing manages exudate in moderate to heavily exuding wounds, promoting a favourable environment for effective wound management.
  • Increased Tensile Strength: Tensile strength increased by 56% when wet compared to dry
  • Unique Composition of Silvercel Dressing: SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers. The sustained release of silver creates a favorable environment by protecting the dressing from bacterial contamination. The dressing absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound healing environment and allows intact removal.

How SILVERCEL Alginate Dressing Works?

SILVERCEL Dressing provides effective antimicrobial protection, promoting a favourable moist wound environment. The unique composition of SILVERCEL™ Dressing combines the alginate’s and CMC’s moisture management properties with the broad-spectrum antimicrobial action of silver ions within the dressing.

  • Antimicrobial action: SILVERCEL Dressing provides a sustained release of silver ions within the dressing for more than 7 days. This allows for an effective antimicrobial protection for the entire wear time, depending on the level of exudate. SILVERCEL Dressing is effective against more than 150 wound pathogens.
  • Absorbency: The dressing’s unique composition manages exudates in moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds. This promotes an optimal environment for effective wound management.
  • Tensile Strength: The dressing’s tensile strength increases when in contact with wound exudate. This allows for intact removal.

SILVERCEL Wound Dressing has excellent fluid handling capacity in vitro even under compression and in combination with the secondary dressing TIELLE Plus Hydropolymer Dressing.

When to use Silvercel Antimicrobial Dressing?

SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration. The barrier functions of the dressing may help reduce infection in moderate to heavily exuding partial and full-thickness wounds including:

  • Pressure injuries
  • Venous ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Traumatic and surgical wounds

Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is indicated for external use only.

Precautions to take While using Systagenix Silvercel Dressing

  • The dressing may adhere if used on very lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile saline prior to removal. The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum-based ointments.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG). Do not use dressing on patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Do not use dressing on pregnant or lactating women due to the absence of specific information. 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.
  • Do not re-use (single use).
  • Do not resterilize.
  • Do not use if package is damaged.
  • The use by date of this product is printed on the packaging.
  • Store at ambient temperature.

Contra-indications:

  • Third-degree burns
  • Patients with a known sensitivity to alginates or silver
  • To control heavy bleeding

How to Use Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing?

Site Preparation:

  • Debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols
  • Remove excess solution from surrounding skin

Dressing Selection:

  • Select a size of SILVERCEL Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound.

Dressing Application:

  • Cut (using clean scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound
  • Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
  • For heavily exuding wounds, apply to wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to saline moistened wound bed.
  • Cover and secure SILVERCEL Dressing with a non-occlusive secondary dressing

How to Change Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing?

  • Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours.
  • Reapply SILVERCEL Dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
  • Gently remove the secondary dressing.
  • If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with normal saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard.
  • Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
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Does the Silvercel Dressing stick to the wound?  And if so, how do you get it off easily without damaging the wound more?
Helen - 3/6/2016 12:36:10 PM
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Preparation
Debride the wound if necessary and irrigate in accordance with standard wound management protocol.
Application
Fold or cut to the size of the wound and apply directly to the wound.
Loosely pack deep wounds ensuring that the dressing does not overlap the edges of the wound.
Secure in position with a non-occlusive secondary dressing like TIELLE® Hydropolymer dressing. 
Changing the dressing
Dressing change frequency will depend on wound condition and the level of exudate.
Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours.
Reapply SILVERCEL® Hydro-Alginate Dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity, or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
Gently remove the secondary dressing.
If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with normal saline solution prior to removal.
Customer Care - 3/7/2016 1:32:31 AM
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Is #800112 a Rope Dressing or Pad one?
Maria - 9/24/2015 7:56:59 AM
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Thank you for reaching out to us. #800112 is 1" x 12" Rope
Customer Service - 9/24/2015 7:57:54 AM
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Can it be used on third-degree burns?
Kate - 9/24/2015 7:52:32 AM
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Thank you for reaching out to us. Alginate forms a gel on contact with exudate. Cover with a non-occlusive secondary dressing. Do not use on third-degree burns or with patients with known sensitivity to silver or alginates. Sterile.
Customer Service - 9/24/2015 7:53:37 AM
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is there an expiration date on each sheet
Charles Gieck - 8/16/2015 1:27:27 PM
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Yes, there should be an expiration date on each sheet within the box.
Customer Service - 8/18/2015 12:31:40 AM
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