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SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with Silver with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology

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Designed Not To Stick

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology is a non-woven pad composed of alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers, with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology; laminated non-adherent wound contact layer.

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

Overview

Non-Adherence

EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology non-adherent wound contact layer.

EASYLIFT-Precision-Film-Technology

Antimicrobial Action

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing provides a sustained release of silver ions in vitro for up to 7 days.1 This can provide an effective antimicrobial barrier protection for the entire wear time, depending on exudate levels.

High Absorbency

The highly absorbent hydro-alginate component allows for effective exudate management.

How it Works

  • ABOUT
  • SPECIFICATIONS

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing provides effective antimicrobial protection, combined with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology, promoting a favorable moist wound-healing environment.

The highly absorbent hydro-alginate component in SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing allows for effective exudate management and helps maintain a moist wound environment beneficial to wound healing.2

Non-Adherence

-  EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology allows for:
-  Easy and pain-free removal1
-  Exudate absorption while minimizing adherence to the wound2,3
-  Effective protection of the newly formed tissue
-  Intact removal minimising the risks of fibres shedding

*Hart J et. al, An evaluation of a none antimicrobial non adherent silver alginate wound dressing in the partial-thickness excissional mode. Poster Wounds UK 2009
 

 

Antimicrobial Action

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing:

- Provides a sustained release of silver ions in vitro for up to 7 days4
- Is effective against a broad spectrum of wound pathogens including MSRA, MRSE and VRE (in vitro)
- Is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration (in vitro)

 

 

Absorbency

- Able to deal with moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds6
- Allows for effective exudate management and helps to maintain a moist wound environment beneficial to wound healing2

 


High Wet Tensile Strength

- The dressing’s structural properties allow for intact removal; minimizing the risks of the dressing adhering to the wound bed* and shedding fibers**

 

* Clark R, Stephens SA, Del Bono M, Abioye O, Bayliff S. Simulated in use tests to evaluate a Non-Adherent Antimicrobial silver alginate dressing. 2009 SAWC 2009. (in vitro) .
** Snyder, R. et al. Snyder poster, Non-Adherent Properties of a New Antimicrobial Dressing Demonstrated by Clinical Evaluations.

 


 

 

 

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibres, laminated to a perforated, non-adherent ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) wound contact layer. The dressing absorbs exudate and allows intact removal, whilst maintaining a moist wound environment. A moist wound environment is optimal for wound healing. The silver ions within the dressing protect the dressing from bacterial contamination. Odor reduction results from the antibacterial effect.

 

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.

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration. The barrier functions of the dressing may help reduce infection in moderate to heavily exuding partial and full-thickness wounds including:

-Pressure injuries

-Venous ulcers

-Diabetic ulcers

-Donor sites

-Traumatic and surgical wounds

 
SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing is indicated for external use only.
 
Contra-indications
SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing is not indicated for use on the following:

-Third-degree burns;Patients with a known sensitivity to alginates, ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) or silver; Surgical implantation; or To control heavy bleeding.

 
Precautions
As wound conditions improve and exudate levels decrease, it may be preferable to switch to a more appropriate dressing, or apply to saline moistened wound bed. The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum-based ointments.
 
Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG).
 
Do not use dressing on patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
 
Do not use dressing on pregnant or lactating women due to the absence of specific information.
 
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.

Directions for Use
Site Preparation
  • Debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols.
  • Remove excess solution from surrounding skin


Dressing Selection

Select a size of SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound.
 
Dressing Application
1. Cut or fold the dressing to fit the wound.
2. Loosely pack deep wounds ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
3. For heavily exuding wounds, apply to wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to saline moistened wound bed.
4. Cover and secure SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing with a non-occlusive secondary dressing.
 
Dressing Change and Removal
1. Dressing change frequency will depend on wound condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours.
2. Reapply SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
3. Gently remove the secondary dressing.
4. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile saline solution prior to removal.
5. Irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols prior to application of a new dressing.
 
Dressing 
Store at ambient temperature (<25°C / 77°F).

 

Evidence & Outcomes

 

The efficacy of SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing is supported by a body of clinical, in vivo, ex vivoand in vitro evidence. Acelity Clinical Evidence is a resource for healthcare professionals to explore preclinical, clinical, and review articles discussing the use of KCI and Systagenix products. Use our powerful search tool to customize your view of the Acelity product evidence.

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Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE SILVERCEL™ Non Adherent dressing: taking the pain out of antimicrobial use
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2009
AUTHORS Gray.
TITLE Simulated in use tests to evaluate a non-adherent antimicrobial silver alginate dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2009
AUTHORS Clark R, et al.

 

Ordering

To order any of the products below, please contact your local KCI representative or call your local KCI Office.  Click here to view our locations.

  • SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing

    PRODUCT PRODUCT CODE   dressings per box
     
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              SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing

              5 x 5cm

     
     
     CAD7050  10
     
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              SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing

              11 x 11cm


     CAD7011  10
     
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              SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing

              10 x 20cm


     CAD7020  5
     
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              SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Dressing Rope

              2.5 x 30.5cm


     CAD7230  5