What is Aquacel bandage?

What is Aquacel bandage?

Aquacel is a primary wound dressing made from sodium carboxymethylcellulose. It is produced as a textile fibre and presented in the form of a fleece held together by a needle bonding process, and is available both as a `ribbon’ for packing cavities, and as a flat non-woven pad for application to larger open wounds.

How often should Aquacel dressings be changed?

Use Aquacel Ag ribbon for cavity wounds. Dressing change. Every 5 to 7 days, unless exudate strikethrough occurs earlier. Requires a secondary dressing e.g. a semi-permeable film dressing (e.g. C-View) or a hydrocolloid (e.g. Comfeel Plus Transparent).

Can Aquacel dressing get wet?

The dressing is waterproof. You may shower. Please DO NOT soak for a prolonged time, bathe, swim, or use a hot tub.

Is Aquacel a silver dressing?

Aquacel Ag® (ConvaTec, Princeton, NJ, USA) is a new hydrofiber wound dressing consisting of soft non-woven sodium carboxymethylcellulose fibers integrated with ionic silver. It is a moisture-retention dressing, which forms a gel on contact with wound fluid and has antimicrobial properties of ionic silver.

How long can Aquacel be left?

The dressing can be left in place for up to seven days subject to regular clinical assessment and local dressing protocol. All wounds/incisions should be monitored frequently. Remove AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL Dressing when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, suspicion of infection or at seven days).

When do you stop using Aquacel dressing?

All wounds should be inspected frequently. Remove the Aquacel Ag when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of seven days.

What is an aquacel AG surgical cover dressing?

AQUACEL® Ag Surgical cover dressing is a sterile post‐operative dressing comprising of an inner (wound contact) non‐woven pad composed of Hydrofiber® technology and ionic silver.

When to use aquacel foam for wound care?

AQUACEL® Foam dressing is designed for: 1 Exuding wounds 2 Use as a primary dressing on shallow wounds 3 Use as a secondary dressing on highly exuding wounds 4 Use for a skin protection as part of a comprehensive protocol of care More

How big is the aquacel AG advantage ribbon?

AQUACEL ® Ag Advantage SKU HCPCS Description Size 422298 A6197 AQUACEL ® Ag Advantage 6”x6” 422302 A6198 AQUACEL ® Ag Advantage 8”x12” 422301 A6199 AQUACEL ® Ag Advantage Ribbon .39”x18” 422300 A6199 AQUACEL ® Ag Advantage Ribbon .75”x18”

Are there any allergic reactions to aquacel dressings?

Allergic reactions can happen, so it is important to look for these while using the dressing. Symptoms include pain, swelling, itching or redness at the wound site Wound healing should be monitored closely, even with the use of Aquacel dressings