ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: CONVATEC

Convatec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing is composed of two layers of Hydrofiber technology that are stitched together. It is specifically suited to help manage moderate to highly exuding wounds. Aquacel Ag Extra is 9 times stronger and has 50% greater absorbency as compared to the original Aquacel Ag wound dressing. It provides with the basic benefits of unique Hydrofiber Technology plus ionic sliver for wounds that are infected or at risk for infection.

Aquacel Ag Highlights

Hydrofiber Technology
Micro-Contours to Wound Bed
Respond to wound fluid levels by forming a cohesive gel

Item #DescPkg Price 
420675 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm), Square Each $1.20
$18.99
$11.99
420675 2" x 2" (5cm x 5cm), Square 10/Pack $11.60
$159.99
$115.99
420677 4" x 5" (10cm x 12.5cm), Rectangle Each $2.00
$29.99
$19.99
420677 4" x 5" (10cm x 12.5cm), Rectangle 10/Pack $19.30
$259.99
$192.99
420678 6" x 6" (15cm x15cm), Square Each $5.00
$69.99
$49.99
420678 6" x 6" (15cm x15cm), Square 5/Pack $25.00
$329.99
$249.99
420679 8" x 12" (20cm x 30cm), Rectangle Each $7.00
$109.99
$69.99
420679 8" x 12" (20cm x 30cm), Rectangle 5/Pack $34.00
$459.99
$339.99

Why choose Aquacel Ag Extra?

    Convatec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

  • Controlled release of ionic silver as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing
  • Unique gelling action that enables the dressings to lock moderate to highly exuding wounds
  • Fibers do not gel on contact with fluid so that they maintain their integrity and become encompassed by the gel, providing additional strength and aiding the easy removal
  • Sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 14 days
  • Addition of ionic silver provides rapid, effective, sustained antimicrobial activity
  • Kills a broad spectrum of wound- related bacteria
  • Reservoir of silver ions in the Hydrofiber Dressing for on-demand activity are enough to start killing a clinically relevant level of bacteria within 30 minutes
  • Strength - 9 times more
  • Absorbency - 50% more

Aquacel Hydrofiber Technology:

  • Hydrofiber Technology is a soft, absorbent material that transforms into a gel on contact with wound fluid
  • Gelling action creates an optimal environment for wound healing

Aquacel Locks in Exudate and Traps Bacteria

Aquacel Locks in Exudate and Traps Bacteria
  • Helps protect periwound skin and reduce maceration
  • May help to minimize wound and cross-infection during removal

Aquacel Ag Micro-Contours to Wound Bed:

Aquacel Ag Micro-Contours to Wound Bed
  • Maintains moisture balance in the wound bed
  • Minimizes "dead space" where bacteria can grow

Aquacel Respond to wound fluid levels by forming a cohesive gel

Aquacel Respond to wound fluid levels by forming a cohesive gel
  • Forms a cohesive gel when in contact with exudates
  • Provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity on demand (dressings with ionic silver)

When to use Aquacel?


For over-the-counter use, Aquacel Ag may be used for:
  • Minor abrasions
  • Minor cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Minor scalds and burns
Under the supervision of a health care professional, Aquacel Ag may be used for the management of:
  • Wounds as an effective barrier to bacterial penetration to help reduce infection
  • Diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers, (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed aetiology) and pressure ulcers/sores (partial & full thickness)
  • Partial thickness (second degree) burns
  • Surgical wounds left to heal by secondary intent
  • Wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been mechanically or surgically debrided
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Oncology wounds with exudate, such as fungoides-cutaneous tumors, fungating carcinoma, cutaneous metastasis, Kaposi sarcoma, and angiosarcoma

How to use Aquacel Ag?

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra should overlap 1cm (1/2 inch) onto the skin surrounding the wound.
  • This primary dressing should be used with a secondary cover dressing.
  • Apply the dressing to the wound and cover with a moisture retentive dressing (e.g. DuoDERM, CarboFlex, CombiDERM), foam dressing, gauze, or other appropriate dressing.
  • All wounds should be inspected frequently.
  • Remove the Aquacel Ag Extra when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of seven days.

For Partial Thickness Burns:

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra should overlap 5 cm (2 inches) onto the skin surrounding the burn or other adjacent Aquacel Ag Extra.
  • It should be covered with sterile gauze and secured with medical tape or a retention bandage.
  • Remove the gauze cover dressing periodically and inspect the Convatec Aquacel Ag Extra while it remains in place on the burn.
  • In this indication adherence to the wound bed of the Aquacel Ag Extra is a desired characteristic.
  • Adherence of the dressing over joints could interfere with movement.
  • For partial thickness burns (second degree burns), Aquacel dressings may be left in place for up to 14 days or until clinically indicated.
  • If the burn is infected, frequent inspection of the wound may be necessary. As the burn wound reepithelizes, the Aquacel Ag Extra will detach or be easily removed.

For Dry Wounds:

  • Place the Aquacel Ag Extra in the wound and then wet with sterile saline over the wound area only.
  • The vertical absorption properties of Aquacel Ag Extra will help to maintain the moist area over the wound only and reduce the risk of maceration.
  • Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM Extra Thin to avoid drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.

Precautions to take while using Aquacel Dressing

  • Because Aquacel Ag Extra provides a moist environment that supports the growth of new blood vessels, the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce blood stained wound fluid.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra is not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum.
  • Secondary dressings should be used as stated.
  • When used in second degree burns, adherence of the dressing over joints could interfere with movement.
  • Aquacel Ag Extra is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.

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How Long to change the dressing? 
Zhang Xiu ru - 10/12/2019 9:28:24 AM
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When to Change Aquacel Wound Dressings – The dressing may need to be changed every 2 to 3 days to start, Aquacel can be left in place for up to 7 days, however it will need to be changed when medically needed. As the wound closes and the exudate/fluid becomes less the dressing will be able to stay in place longer.
customer care - 10/14/2019 6:37:32 AM
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What do you do if the dressing get stock to the wet wound and will not come off without hurting? Please help
Linda Cruz - 2/15/2017 8:22:23 PM
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If you have difficulty removing the Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing, it should be soaked with water or sterile saline until it removes easily.
Customer Care - 2/16/2017 2:32:04 AM
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please give the instructions of how to use.
sarah - 9/30/2015 4:24:09 PM
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Here is the Instruction Manual on how to use the dressing. Hope that helps.
Customer Service - 9/30/2015 11:06:58 PM