Features of Silvasorb Gel
- Silver Dressing with constant powerful antimicrobial protection: Controlled-release antimicrobial silver
- Helps manage bacterial burden: Effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi
- Extended wear time: Effective for up to three days
- Easy to use for antimicrobial efficacy: No need to pre-wet or re-wet; can be cut to size
- Optimal moisture levels: Balanced moisture management creates an ideal healing environment and will not macerate or dry wounds
- Simple wound monitoring: Transparent and will not stain wound or surrounding skin
- Gentle for a patient: Non-adherent and no residue is left in the wound; reduced pain compared to others
- Cost-Effective: Reduces change frequency and staff time
- Advanced fluid management: Provides a moist wound healing environment for the full spectrum of wounds and will not dry out a wound or macerate the surrounding skin
What is Silvasorb Hydrogel Used for?
- Partial and full-thickness wounds
- First and second-degree burns
- Pressure injuries
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Leg ulcers
- Graft wounds and donor sites
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Skin tears
- Surgical wounds
When to use Silvasorb Wound Gel?
- Light to moderately draining wounds
- All wound depths
- As a primary dressing
Recommended Secondary Dressings:
- Individuals with a known sensitivity to silver hydrogel
What to buy with SilvaSorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel?
Why choose Medline Silver Wound Gel?
MicroLattice - Controls The Release of Silver:
SilvaSorb gel is composed of a synthetic, polyacrylate hydrophilic matrix that contributes to its flexibility, elasticity, and absorbency. The unique architecture of SilvaSorb begins with its MicroLattice matrix — the basic structure that allows moisture to be absorbed and the ionic silver to be released.
Its unique stabilized silver is suspended as minute particles throughout the molecular scaffolding of MicroLattice for even distribution of ionic silver.
Exposure to wound moisture dissolves the silver reservoir and stimulates the release of silver ions into the wound. The amount of silver released is controlled by a mechanism which not only regulates the release of silver, but also prevents staining and discoloration by protecting the silver ions from light energy. As more fluid is absorbed over time, more silver ions are released, creating a controlled-release antimicrobial effect.
In many ways, MicroLattice acts like the skin:
- It is biocompatible
- It provides a barrier against infection
- It offers moisture management
- It is comfortable
Ionic silver is suspended in the MicroLattice of Medline SilvaSorb until moisture from the wound triggers its release.
SilvaSorb Gel - First Antimicrobial Silver Hydrogel:
- SilvaSorb Gel combines the ability of the hydrogel to maintain a moist wound healing environment with the benefits of bioburden control. Its unique architecture features MicroLattice particles that suspend ionic silver within its molecular “scaffolding,” continuously releasing silver for up to three days.
- The controlled release of antimicrobial silver ions commences upon the exposure of gel to the wound. MicroLattice release technology is so sensitive that even contact with a dry wound bed or intact skin enables the release. The amount of silver released is controlled by a suppression mechanism that not only regulates the release of silver but also prevents skin staining and discoloration.
- SilvaSorb is completely biocompatible. It is non-irritating, non-sensitizing and will not harm new granulation tissue. The inherent versatility of amorphous hydrogels makes SilvaSorb ideal for even difficult to dress wounds like cavity wounds and burns.
Fast-Acting, Long Lasting Antimicrobial:
- SilvaSorb harnesses the power of ionic silver at a controlled level for broad spectrum antimicrobial action without harming tissue cells. This Anti-microbial Dressing offers protection over a broad-spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including MRSA and VRE.
- SilvaSorb kills the microbes that are absorbed into the dressing through wound exudate, but is completely biocompatible with the healing tissue cells.
Controls Bioburden Without Harming Healthy Tissue:
Silver ions have long been recognized for their broad-spectrum antimicrobial action. Overwhelming evidence has shown that concentrations well below a part per million are effective against the microorganisms commonly encountered in the clinical setting. However, too much silver can be harmful to the tissue cells in an open wound bed.
SilvaSorb uses a combination of MicroLattice polymer and stabilized silver technologies to produce a controlled-release silver, antimicrobial wound dressing with moisture management. SilvaSorb gel maintains a level of ionic silver that is sufficient to control microorganisms without harming healthy tissue cells. This precision release mechanism is active against a broad spectrum of microbes including MRSA, VRE, E.coli and Pseudomonas, as well as fungi and yeasts.
How to store or dispose of SilvaSorb Dressing?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from heat and light.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless told to do so. Check with the pharmacist if any questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in area.
Pressure Ulcer Case Study
A 93-year-old wheelchair-bound male with no significant nutritional deficits developed a chronic trochanteric pressure ulcer. The ulcer was treated with various wound care therapies for four months without progress. The wound bed was friable and therefore presumptive for high bioburden. It was elected to start an antimicrobial silver wound gel dressing in conjunction with off-loading the affected hip. The closure was attained within four weeks.
FAQ About Medline Silvasorb Gel
1. What is SilvaSorb gel used for?
SilvaSorb Gel is indicated for pressure ulcers, partial- and full-thickness wounds, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, graft wounds, donor sites, first- and second-degree burns, surgical wounds, skin tears, lacerations, and abrasions. Do not use on the patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
2. Is SilvaSorb the same as silver hydrogel?
Silvasorb is a controlled-release antimicrobial silver hydrogel.
3. What type of dressing is SilvaSorb?
SilvaSorb Antimicrobial Silver Dressing is indicated for partial- and full-thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and acute injuries such as draining surgical wounds and lacerations donor sites, first- and second-degree burns, and abrasions.
4. Does SilvaSorb gel Debride?
SilvaSorb Gel is an amorphous gel that is easy to spread and is completely biocompatible. It is non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and will not harm new granulation tissue.
5. How does silver help heal wounds?
Silver-impregnated products provide a sustained release of positively charged silver ions at the wound surface, promote wound healing, and decrease infection by killing bacteria.
6. Is SilvaSorb gel good for burns?
SilvaSorb Gel is safe and effective at treating partial-thickness burns and is associated with less pain and greater patient satisfaction over the course of treatment.
7. How do you use antimicrobial silver wound gel?
Firstly Clean or debride the wound as necessary. Apply a generous amount of Silver Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Gel directly into the wound bed. Cover with a sterile gauze or other appropriate secondary dressing and secure in place.