ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing With Strengthening Fiber and Ionic Silver

Brand/Manufacturer: CONVATEC
Item # Desc Pkg Price
420128 0.39" x 18" (1cm x 45cm) $0.78
420128 0.39" x 18" (1cm x 45cm) $3.84

ConvaTec Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing With Strengthening Fiber and Ionic Silver is a versatile primary dressing indicated for moderate to highly exuding chronic and acute wounds. where there is an infection or an increased risk of infection. It is designed for the non-traumatic removal of the dressing without damaging newly formed tissue. The combination of Hydrofiber Technology with ionic silver (Ag+) produces a dressing that is highly absorbent, has favorable gelling characteristics and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.

Beneifts of Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing with Ionic Silver

  • Supports moist wound healing environment
  • Reduces maceration by locking exudate into its fibers and away from the skin
  • Cohesive gel allows easy, atraumatic removal
  • Absorbs and retains higher levels of exudate than most alginates
  • Ionic silver kill a broad spectrum of wound pathogens that can cause infection

Why Choose Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber Dressing With Ionic Silver?

  • Releases ionic silver in a controlled manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing
  • May help protect peri-wound skin by helping reduce the risk of maceration
  • Supports wound healing by providing a moist wound healing environment
  • Provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity in vitro
  • Provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days
  • Reduces pain during dressing changes
  • Ionic silver is a proven antimicrobial that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens, including MRSA, VRE, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, C. krusei, A. niger and B. fragils
  • latex free

Hydrofiber Technology

Hydrofiber Technology is a patented technology in which fibres of high-quality cellulose are carboxymethylated altering its structure to allow better absorbency and retention of fluid. These fibres are then processed to mesh them together to form a stable fleece layer. When exposed to fluid, the fibres swell to form a clear, soft, cohesive gel structure that closely conforms to the wound bed. As the fibres swell, the fluid and its contents (eg bacteria and other inflammatory cells and enzymes) are trapped and held within the dressing. In addition, the gelling action prevents lateral spread of fluid through the dressing to reduce the risk of maceration and promote a moist wound healing environment.

  • Also available (separately):
    ConvaTec Versiva XC Gelling Foam Dressing with Hydrofiber Technology (Code 410608)

  • What to buy with Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing?

    How to apply Aquacel Ag Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing?

    For Wounds That Are Not Deep:
    • The dressing should overlap 1 cm (1/2 inch) onto the intact skin surrounding the wound
    • The dressing will shrink as it absorbs wound fluid and gels
    For Deep Wounds:
    • When using the dressing ribbon in deep wounds, leave at least 2.5cm (1") outside the wound for easy removal
    • Only fill the dressing into deep wounds up to 80% (almost to the top), as the dressing will swell as it absorbs the fluid
    Apply a Cover Dressing on Top:
    • Place the dressing on the wound and cover with a cover dressing that keeps the wound moist
    • See individual package inserts for instructions regarding usage and cover dressing removal
    • If covering with gauze, change when wound fluid strikes through the outer layer.

    Removal of Hydrofiber Ribbon Dressing

    • While the dressing may have to be changed every 2 to 3 days in the beginning, it can be left on the wound for up to 7 days when the wound is almost closed
    • The dressing should be changed when it is saturated with wound fluid or if the cover dressing edges are bunching, rolling up, or leaking
    • All wounds should be inspected frequently
    • Remove the dressing when medically indicated (wound fluid comes out of the dressing, there is too much bleeding, or you have increased pain)
    • If residual dressing is left in the wound, irrigate with wound cleanser
    • If the dressing dries and is hard to remove, moisten with sterile saline or sterile water until it lifts easily
    • It may take several minutes for it to gel
  • Contraindications:

    Aquacel Ag should not be used on patients with a known sensitivity to this dressing or any of its components

  • Aquacel Ag Reviews


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    Carolyn     09/13/2014

    How do I use it?


    Customer Care    09/15/2014

    • Cleanse with a gentle, non-toxic cleanser.
    • When using AQUACEL Ag Ribbon Dressing in deep cavity wounds, leave at least 2.5 cm (about 1") outside the wound for easy retrieval. Pack wounds only up to 80%, as AQUACEL Ag dressing will expand to fill the wound space as it absorbs exudate.
    • Choose an appropriate cover dressing to secure AQUACEL Ag Ribbon Dressing. It may be left in place for up to 7 days or changed as frequently as needed.
    • AQUACEL Ag Ribbon Dressing with Strengthening Fiber is designed to provide a pain-free removal and to come out without breaking.



    Giovanni     09/05/2014

    What happens if more than 1 part per million of ionic silver is released?


    Customer Care    09/06/2014

    Concentrations above 1 part per million react with wound fluid and may cause transient skin staining.



    Debra     08/13/2014

    How much silver is necessary?


    Customer Care    08/13/2014

    Silver content or total silver released by a dressing does not necessarily lead to greater antimicrobial activity.

    • AQUACEL Ag Dressing is designed to continually make available only 1 part per million of ionic silver for effective antimicrobial efficacy.
    • It releases ionic silver in a controlled manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing.
    • The manufacturing process of AQUACEL Ag Dressing is designed to ensure that ionic silver is distributed evenly throughout the entire dressing. 

    Dressing choice should be based on overall properties of the dressing, not silver content alone.



    Tim     08/07/2014

    What is the use of silver?


    Customer Care    08/07/2014

    Silver is a proven antimicrobial in the management of infected wounds and wounds at risk of infection, when used in a protocol of care. Proactive use of silver dressings can inhibit the progression of bacterial penetration and can be effective against MRSA and most other superficial pathogens.



    Jody     07/21/2014

    What is the use of hydrofiber technology?


    Customer Care    07/22/2014

    • Releases ionic silver in a controlled manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing
    • May help protect periwound skin by helping reduce the risk of maceration
    • Is soft and conformable
    • Supports wound healing by providing a moist wound healing environment
    • Provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity in vitro
    • Provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days 


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