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ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Activated Charcoal Dressing with Silver

Products described on this website (and associated product information), may not be available for sale in all markets as a result of local regulatory requirements. For information regarding product availability in your market, please contact your local Acelity/KCI representative here.

Don’t Just Mask the Odour,
Address the Cause

ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is an activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve. Traps odour while providing an effective barrier to bacterial penetration, which may help reduce infection.


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

     Overview

Traps Odour

By eliminating offensive odors, ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing helps improve the patient’s quality of life.1,2,3

Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins in the dressing

Antimicrobial activity within the dressing is proven effective* against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4

*in vitro data on file.

Kills Bacteria

The silver has been proven to kill bacteria* and participate in the reduction of bioburden in the dressing

*in vitro data on file.

 

How it Works

  • OVERVIEW
  • MECHANISM OF ACTION

Traps odour while providing an effective barrier to bacterial penetration - which may reduce infection

ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is in a class apart from other charcoal dressings. Its triple action traps odor while addressing its cause.

  • Activated charcoal traps odour in the dressing6
  • Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process6
  • Silver kills the bacteria in the dressing5


Antimicrobial Action

  • ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is effective against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4

 

Odour and Exudate Management

  • ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing eliminates offensive odours and so improves the patient’s quality of life.5
  • The dressing also manages any exudates while helping to maintain a moist wound-healing environment.1,2,3,7

 

 

ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing
ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is a sterile primary dressing, comprised of activated charcoal cloth, impregnated with silver, within a spun bonded nylon envelope.

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
  • APPLICATIONS
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.

ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing provides an effective barrier to bacterial penetration and for adsorbing offending odour resulting from wounds; the binding properties of the dressing trap bacteria, bacterial toxins and odour. ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is suitable as the first therapeutic step in the management of all chronic wounds. It is indicated for fungating carcinomas, ulcerative, traumatic and surgical wounds where bacterial contamination, infection or odour occurs.


Contraindications
ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing should not be used on third-degree burns. 

Warnings

  • Should not be used on patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
  • For external use only.

Precautions

  • This product should not be cut, otherwise particles of activated charcoal may get into the wound and cause discoloration.
  • The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum based ointments.
  • Clinicians/Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates

 

Before Application
Always refer to the instructions for use for full details. Select a size of ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Prepare the wound according to appropriate wound management protocol. Before application of the dressing ensure that any necrotic tissue is removed by debridement. Prior to application the dressing can be impregnated with saline solution or sterile water. 

Dressing Preparation
1. Carefully remove the dressing from the pouch using the aseptic technique and forceps.
2. If necessary you can fold the dressing to fit the wound shape. ACTISORB™ Plus 25  Dressing should not be cut, otherwise particles of activated carbon may get into the wound and cause discolouration.
 
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing STEP 01 User Guide
Dressing Application
1. Gently apply ACTISORB™ Plus 25  Dressing to the wound. Either side of ACTISORB™ Silver 220 dressing can be placed on the wound. The properties of the dressing are most fully utilised when ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing makes direct contact with the wound. 
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing STEP 02 User Guide
Secondary Dressing Application
1. Cover and secure ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing with a secondary dressing such as TIELLE LIQUALOCK™ Dressings. Choose the secondary dressing based on the level of exudate. If required, the dressing may be held in place to aid application. 
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing STEP 03 User Guide
Dressing Change And Removal
1. ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing can remain on the wound for up to 7 days, depending on the level of exudate. The secondary absorbent dressing can be changed as required.
2.Gently remove the secondary dressing.
3.Gently remove ACTISORB™ Plus 25  Dressing from the wound bed and discard
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing STEP 04 User Guide

Do not re-use.
Do not re-sterilize.
Do not use if package is damaged.
The use by date of this product is printed on the packaging
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Caution: Federal Law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a properly licensed healthcare practitioner. This caution is not applicable outside the U.S.

 

 

Associated Evidence

 

The efficacy of ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing is supported by a body of clinical and in vitro evidence.
KCI Clinical Evidence is a resource for healthcare professionals to explore preclinical, clinical, and review articles discussing the use of KCI products. Use our powerful search tool to customize your view of the KCI product evidence.


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Associated Evidence


 

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE Survey of 12,444 patients with chronic wounds treated with ACTISORB™ Silver 220
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2002
AUTHORS Stadler, et al.
TITLE Actisorb Silver 220: a unique antibacterial dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2002
AUTHORS Hampton, et al.
TITLE Effect of ACTISORB™ on healing outcomes of chronic wounds
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2010
AUTHORS Kerihuel, et al.
TITLE A case study to demonstrate use of charcoal dressings with silver on MRSA-infected wound.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2001
AUTHORS Jackson, et al.
TITLE The effect of ACTISORB™ on chronic wounds with no clinical signs on infection.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2004
AUTHORS Soriano, et al.
TITLE Use of a charcoal dressing with silver on an MRSA-infected wound
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2001
AUTHORS Jackson, et al.
TITLE A Comparison of the Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Dressings for Chronic Wound Care
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2002
AUTHORS Addison, et al.
TITLE The efficacy of silver-impregnated activates charcoal dressings in the management of malodourous critically colonized chronic venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2014
AUTHORS Turton, et al.
TITLE PEG site infections: a novel use for Actisorb Silver 220
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2002
AUTHORS Leak, et al.
TITLE Antimicrobial efficacy of silver impregnated activated charcoal wound dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2003
AUTHORS Rennison, et al.

Ordering

 
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Product Codes

  • ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing

    PRODUCT  Ordering option
     
    activac therapy system

    ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing

    6.5cm x 9.5cm

     
     
    Carton of 10
     
    silvercel dressing

    ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing

    10.5cm x 10.5cm


     Carton of 11
     
    silvercel dressing

    ACTISORB™ Plus 25 Dressing

    19cm x 10.5cm


    Carton of 11