Restore Calcium Alginate Dressings, 12 inch - Each
For the management of moderate to heavily exuding, partial- to full-thickness wounds including: pressure ulcers (stages I - IV) arterial ulcers venous stasis ulcers post-surgical incisions donor sites trauma wounds (dermal lesions, trauma injuries or incisions) diabetic ulcers dermal lesions and 1st and 2nd degree burns. This product can also be used under compression bandages. As the product contains alginate, it may assist in supporting the control of minor bleeding in superficial wounds. 2 g rope. This dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). As wound fluid is absorbed, the alginate forms a gel, which assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimal wound healing, and allows intact removal. This dressing protects the sound and aids autolytic debridement therefore facilitating wound healing.
Directions: For use. 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 dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Dressing application. Cut (using clean scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound. Loosely fill deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins. Apply to wound bed directly. Cover and secure dressing with a non-occlusive secondary dressing. Dressing change and removal. 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 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 sterile saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. Irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols prior to application of a new dressing. Storage. Store at ambient temperature (below 25 degrees C/77 degrees F). Do not resterilize. The use by date of this product is printed on the packaging.
Warnings: Single use. Keep dry. Keep away from heat. Calcium Alginate Dressing is indicated for external use only. Contraindications. This dressing is not indicated for use on the following: third degree burns, individuals with a known sensitivity to alginates, surgical implantation, to control heavy bleeding, or for direct application on dry or lightly exuding wounds. The dressing may adhere if used on dry or very lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile saline solution prior to removal. The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petroleum-based ointments.
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