July 01, 2020

AWDMed  Silver Calcium Alginate Dressing

  • AWDMed Silver Alginate Dressing is composed of calcium alginate which derived from seaweed through a series of special process and silver particles.
  • Designed to be highly and fast absorbent.
  • Can restrain the bacteria growing and reduce infection.
  • The dressing absorbs exudates and forms a gel-like covering over the wound, maintains a moist environment for wound healing, which also keeps dressing from attaching to the wound.

Made of Natural fibers has broad spectrum antibacterial.

AWDMed Silver Alginate Dressing leaches about 57% of the total silver during the first 24 hours, and 30%,24%of its total silver 24-48, 48-72 hours, respectively.

How to use AWDMed Silver Calcium Alginate Dressing?

Tips to use product:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of the patient, wound and environment before deciding whether a silver dressing is appropriate;
  • Document the rationale for using  a silver dressing in the patient’s healthcare records;
  • Choose the silver dressing on the basis of patient and wound needs, ie exudate level, wound depth, need for conform-ability, odor control, ease of removal and safety;
  • For infected wounds, initial use should be for a week challenge;
  • Continued use of silver dressings should include regular view;
  • Use silver dressings in the context of a wound management protocol that includes wound bed preparations appropriate for the wound type;
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions regarding indications, contradictions, method of applications, wound cleansing procedures, need for dressing moistening before application, and use in patients undergoing MRI or radiotherapy;
  • Use silver dressing with caution in children and very large wounds.

Reference: Appropriate Use of Silver Dressing in Wounds,Wounds International,Wounds International Enterprise. House,2012

Silver Calcium Alginate Dressing

Rx  Indications

Moderately to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds, including:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Graft and donor sites
  • Leg ulcers
  • Trauma wounds
  • Post-operative surgical wounds

OTC  Contraindications

  • Indicated for first aid to help minor abrasions, minor cuts, lacerations, scrapes,minor scalds and burns.