Alginate Dressings

Farmactive Alginato is a calcium-sodium alginate with carboxymethyl cellulose, available in tablets or conformable strips, that can create an ideal environment for healing exudative wounds.

Indications

Treatment of moderately to high exudative skin lesions in the granulation stage, such as :

  • bedsores
  • cavity wounds
  • venous ulcers
  • diabetic ulcers
  • skin graft sites
  • first and second degree burns
  • cutaneous transplant areas

Technical data

  • strong absorbing capacity, as such by its high absorbability : 20.8/g equivalent to 0.29g cm²/24hr
  • high exudate retention, to prevent lateral spreading and the risk of damaging perilesional skin
  • high wet strength ( 4.37 N ) preventing the release of residues upon removal
  • weight 140gr/m²
  • high gelling capacity
  • soft and comfortable
  • individual sterilised packaging
  • radiation sterilised
  • wide peel-open stripmakes it easy to apply
  • hemostatic effect

Product characteristics

Upon contact with exudate from the sore, lesion or cavity, the alginate dressing forms a soft, biocompatible gel, which release calcium ions and helps maintain a moist microenvironment, providing the ideal conditions for healing. During the granulation stage, the moist environment facilities the activity of macrophages, which develop in large quantities and promote the formation of new capillaries from the bottom of the wound cavity. This the cavity gradually fills with granulation tissue, given by the capillaries, fibroblasts and collagen.

The dressing is indicated for moderately to high exudative lesions. Thanks to the alginate’s strong absorbing capacity , the excess exudate is absorbed and incorporated in the alginate and carboxymethyl cellulose fibres forming a gel with strong vertical retention, which prevents lateral spreading and reduces perilesional skin maceration.

The ion exchanges between exudate and dressing transform the alginate into a soft, highly cohesive gel that can be easily removed with out realising any residues.

The dressing is soft and very comfortable for the patient. The drsssing can be elft in place for up to 7 days, depending on the patient’s condition and the amount of exudate.

Product Codes

  • 5cm x 5cm – 1701370505
  • 10cm x 10cm – 1701371010
  • 15cm x 15cm – 1701371515
  • 10cm x 20cm – 1701371020
  • Rope, 30cm – 1701380001

The Farmactive advanced wound care range is now available through the NHS supply chain here in the UK. We get great feedback on the quality and price of these products.