ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: CONVATEC

What is Aquacel Ag?

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 exude wounds. Aquacel Ag Extra is nine times stronger and has 50% greater absorbency as compared to the original Aquacel Ag wound dressing. It provides the essential benefits of unique Hydrofiber Technology plus ionic sliver for wounds that are infected or at risk for infection.

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
  • Absorbency - 50% more

Benefits of Aquacel Ag Dressings

  • Hydrofiber Technology
  • Micro-Contours to Wound Bed
  • Respond to wound fluid levels by forming a cohesive gel
  • 50% greater absorbency
  • Strength - 9 times more

Aquacel Ag Adhesive Dressing Offers

  1. Waterproof top layer that permits evaporation of excess moisture while protecting against viral/bacterial penetration, allowing the patient to shower and bathe
  2. Soft, absorbent foam pad to enhance patient comfort and absorb excess fluid
  3. Hydrofiber layer with ionic silver that gels on contact with wound fluid and helps provide an optimal environment for wound healing
  4. Gentle silicone adhesive that provides secure, skin-friendly adhesion, easy removal and demonstrated low potential for dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization
Parts of Aquacel Ag Adhesive Foam Dressing

What is Aquacel Hydrofiber Technology?

Hydrofiber Technology Benefits

  • Helps protect periwound skin and reduce maceration
  • May help to minimize wound and cross-infection during removal

Hydrofiber Technology Benefits

  • Minimizes dead space where bacteria can grow
  • Maintains moisture balance in the wound bed

Hydrofiber Technology Benefits

  • 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 Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing?

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

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How to apply 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 Dressing when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of seven days.

Aquacel Ag Wound Dressing 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 Dressing.
  • 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 Hydrofiber Dressing 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 Convatec Aquacel Dressing will detach or be easily removed.

Aquacel Ag Dressing 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 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 Hydrofiber Dressing 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 Wound Dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.

ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Extra Hydrofiber Dressing FAQ

How often do you change Aquacel AG?

Aquacel Ag Dressing should be changed every 5 to 7 days unless exudate strikethrough occurs earlier.

Does Aquacel AG need to be wet?

If the dressing is to be applied on a relatively dry wound, it is ideal to moistened Aquacel Ag Dressing with sterile saline over the wounded area only.

Aquacel Ag Dressing Reviews


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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.


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