AQUACEL® Ag Burn
The right dressing can make a big difference.
A dressing designed in consultation with burn surgeons and nurses AQUACEL® Ag Burn helps to:
Building on Hydrofiber® Technology, AQUACEL® Ag Burn dressings, with the added benefits of ionic silver:
- Gel on contact with exudate, and as the exudate subsides it adheres to the burn through the collection of fibrin between the dressing and the burn9
- Conform closely to the wound bed, minimizing the spaces where bacteria can thrive10
- Create and maintain an environment that is favorable to healing and is designed to detach during healing and re-epithelialization, without traumatizing the wound bed9
- Offer wear times of up to 21 days (or until change is clinically indicated)
*As demonstrated in vitro
- Clinical Study Report CW-0508-06-A083: A Phase II, Non-Comparative Evaluation of Carboxymethylcellulose Silver Reinforced with Nylon in the Care of Partial Thickness Burns, July 2008.
- Caruso DM, Foster KN, Blome-Eberwein SA, et al. Randomized clinical study of Hydrofiber dressing with silver or silver sulfadiazine in the management of partial-thickness burns. J Burn Care Res. 2006;27(3):298-309.
- Armstrong SH, Brown DA, Hill E, Ruckley CV. A randomized trial of a new Hydrofiber dressing, AQUACEL®, and an alginate in the treatment of exuding leg ulcers. Presented at 5th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management; Harrogate, UK: November 1995.
- Barnea Y, Amir A, Leshem D, et al. Clinical comparative study of AQUACEL® and paraffin gauze dressing for split-skin donor site treatment. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;53(2):132-136.
- Kogan L, Moldavsky M, Szvalb S, Govrin-Yehudain J. Comparative study of AQUACEL® and Silverol treatment in burns. Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2004;17(4):201-207.
- Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilization in a carboxymethyl cellulose (AQUACEL®) and alginate dressing. Biomaterials. 2003;24(5):883-890.
- Bowler PG, Jones SA, Davies BJ, Coyle E. Infection control properties of some wound dressings. J Wound Care. 1999;8(10):499-502.
- Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber dressing. Wound Repair Regen. 2004;12(3):288-294.
- Caruso DM, Foster KN, Hermans MHE, Rick C. AQUACEL®Ag in the management of partial thickness burns: Results of a clinical trial. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2004 Jan/Feb; 25(1):89-97.
- Jones S, Bowler PG, Walker M. Antimicrobial activity of silver-containing dressings is influenced by dressing conformability with a wound surface. WOUNDS. 2005;17(9):263-270.