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Covidien Curasorb Zinc Calcium Alginate Dressing

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Medtronic Covidien Curasorb Zinc Calcium Alginate Dressing is designed to interact with sodium in wounds to create an ionic exchange and help jump-start the epitheliazation process. It absorbs exudate from wound and creates a protective cushioning gel and optimal moist healing environment. It is easy and painless to remove with minimal tissue trauma. It is the only alginate dressing that includes 0.2% zinc.

Curasorb Calcium Alginate Dressing Features

  • Unique gel block and fiber configuration encourages vertical wicking which pulls exudates straight through the dressing
  • Allows a more efficient exudate removal
  • Maintains Integrity allowing fast and easy removal and clean up
  • Highly absorbent fluid binding absorbs up to 20 times its weight in exudate maximizing wound fluid retention and removal
  • Allows fewer dressing changes
  • Minimal shrinkage helps to prevent maceration of periwound

How does Zinc Dressing help with wound healing?

  • Zinc plays a major role in regulating every phase of the wound healing process
    • Membrane repair
    • Oxidative stress
    • Coagulation
    • Inflammation
    • Immune defence
    • Tissue re-epithelialization
    • Angiogenesis
    • Fibrosis/scar formation
  • Helps in the wound healing cascade
  • Aids in cellular migration and mitosis
  • Contribute to building and generating new cell growth which is essential for filling dead space and healing

Why to choose Curasorb Calcium Alginate Dressing?

  • Unique calcium to sodium ratio proliferates sodium-calcium exchange with the wound
  • Donates calcium to the wound and removes sodium from wound helping to regulate wound bed
  • Isotonic sodium configuration is gentle on wound
  • High calcium levels speeds hemostasis
  • Stable gel formula with higher percentage of guluronic levels allows easier removal and minimizes tissue trauma
  • Maximizes patient comfort during removal and debridement
  • Place directly on the wound bed
  • Can also be used to pack wounds

When to use Curasorb Zinc Calcium Alginate Dressing?

  • Deep and tunneling wounds
  • Heavy to moderate exudating wounds
  • Venous ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Second degree burns
  • Abrasions, lacerations and skin tears
  • Pressure ulcers

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