ConvaTec has launched Aquacel Ag Burn Dressing, a soft, absorbent, non-woven wound dressing for the management of partial thickness burns (PTBs) and donor sites. Aquacel Ag Burn Dressing utilizes ConvaTec’s proprietary Hydrofiber Technology which gels on contact with fluid.
The dressing incorporates antimicrobial silver which has efficacy against pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, S. aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida krusei, and Bacteroides fragilis. Aquacel Ag Burn dressing, for PTBs, can be left in place for up to 21 days to help reduce the need for dressing changes and to minimize the risk of exposure to pathogens in the atmosphere. The dressings absorb and hold exudate and harmful bacteria to help healing and decrease the risk of infection. The dressings will self-detach as the burn heals. In addition to flat dressings, the line of Aquacel Ag Burn dressings features a glove for use specifically in PTBs to the hands.
For more information, call (800) 422-8811 or visit www.convatec.com.