Abena Calcium Alginate Dressing, 4" x 4" Box of 10

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How does an alginate dressing help wound healing?

When used to dress a wound with heavy exudate (a weeping wound), an alginate dressing swells and partly dissolves into gel. This removes excess moisture yet keeps the wound from drying out. It also prevents dressing from sticking to the wound and lessens bleeding. 

Wounds for which an alginate dressing is indicated

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Cavity wounds
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Partial thickness burns

Most of the time, alginate dressings can be left unchanged for 5-7 days unless exudate capacity is reached. With infected wounds, the wound bed should be inspected daily.

Abena’s Calcium Alginate Dressing is made of natural fibers derived from seaweed. It is designed to be highly absorbent. Alginates absorb wound exudate and form a gel-like covering over the wound, helping to maintain a moist wound healing environment, promote the healing process, and minimize bleeding. The gel-like surface helps keep the dressing from adhering to the wound.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS


 Primary Dressing

 Non-Adhesive
 For Deep Wounds
 Latex-Free
 Semi-Occlusive
 Mid to Heavy Absorption
 Wear up to 7 Days
 Sterilized

 

INDICATED FOR:


Moderate to heavily exuding wounds.
Pressure ulcers.
Diabetic ulcers.
Surface trauma wounds.
Venous/arterial leg ulcers.
Graft and donor sites.
Cavity wounds.
Post-surgical wounds.

 

APPLICATION GUIDE

Carefully clean the wound and its surrounding area with sterile water or saline solution and dry the surrounding skin gently.

Select the right size of dressing for the wound area. Carefully open the sterile pouch to remove the dressing inside.

A secondary dressing is necessary when using calcium alginates. If needed, cut the tape and dressing using sterile scissors.

Dampen dressing with sterile water or saline solution to avoid damaging the surrounding skin, then secure it to the wound area.


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