Reinforced Alginate Dressing
A uniquely designed reinforced dressing developed to provide all the benefits of an alginate dressing while offering high wet strength and soft clear-gelling properties, which ensures a moist wound environment is maintained and provides the confidence the dressing can be removed intact.
Key Features and Benefits
The reinforced dressing is easily removed intact with minimal pain for the patient.
When applied to a wound, the sodium-calcium ion exchange changes into a clear hydrophilic water-absorbing soft gel with an excellent absorption rate (22.7 g/100 cm2/24 hr). This helps reduce the number of dressing changes, provides increase wear time (up to 7 days) and reduce the risk of maceration.
Allows patients to continue with their daily activities.
Exudate is absorbed vertically into the dressing and retained in a gel, whereby reducing the risk of maceration and damage to the periwound skin.
Any residual fibers that may be left in the wound pose no risk to the patient
Indicated for moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds, and to control minor bleeding in superficial wounds, including:
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous and arterial leg ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Foot ulcers
- Cavity wounds
- Donor sites
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Post-operative surgical wounds
- Superficial and partial thickness burns
- Skin grafts