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Smith & Nephew Acticoat Flex 3 Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing


Item# Description Pkg reward$ Price Blank
Item #: 66800402
2" x 2"
Item #: 66800402
2" x 2"
Item #: 66800406
4" x 4"
Item #: 66800406
4" x 4"
Item #: 66800406
4" x 4"
Item #: 66800417
4" x 8"
Item #: 66800418
8" x 16"

Smith & Nephew Acticoat Flex 3 Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing with Silcryst Nanocrystals consists of a flexible, low adherent polyester layer coated with Nanocrystalline Silver. It is a highly conformable dressing that follows the body contours to maintain contact with the wound surface. The low adherent properties of the dressing help minimize wound trauma at dressing changes.

Smith And Nephew Acticoat Barrier Dressing Features

  • Soft and conformable
  • Nanocrystalline coating of pure silver delivers antimicrobial barrier activity within 30 minutes
  • Compatible as a wound contact layer with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for a period of up to 3 days
  • Open weave structure facilitates the passage of fluid through the dressing and wicks away excess exudate
  • Polyester substrate helps manage moisture level and control silver release
  • Effective barrier which may assist in preventing contamination of the wound
  • Versatile dressing that can be cut to the desired shape and size to wrap around all body parts
  • Sustained release of silver also means fewer dressing changes, resulting in less exposure of the wound bed to the environment
  • Provides potent, fast-acting, and long-lasting antimicrobial barrier control
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Provides 3-day wear time
  • Indications:
    For use in partial and full-thickness wound including: 
    • first- and second-degree burns
    • covering of graft sites
    • pressure ulcers 
    • venous stasis ulcers
    • diabetic ulcers 
    • surgical sites

What to buy with Acticoat Flex 3 Antimicrobial Dressing

Acticoat Absorbent Dressing Instructions

Acticoat Dressing Instructions are as follows

  • Cleanse the wound using conventional, non-oil-based techniques and leave wound moist
  • Remove the dressing from the package and cut to shape as necessary
  • Moisten ACTICOAT Flex 3 Antimicrobial Dressing with sterile water or tap water
  • Do not use saline if possible
  • Apply the dressing to the wound surface (either side down) and secure with an appropriate secondary dressing that will maintain a moist environment
  • The dressing should be kept moist, but not so wet that tissue maceration occurs
  • Examine the dressing to ensure a moist environment is being maintained - Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate and the condition of the wound
  • If the dressing dries and adheres to the wound, moisten or soak the dressing prior to removal
  • Avoid forceful removal and disruption of the healing wound


  • For external use only
  • Protect from light
  • Not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. EEG, ECG
  • If reddening or sensitization occurs, discontinue use
  • Do not use contents if package is opened or damaged
  • Not intended for use on third-degree burns
  • Only use on premature infants (less than 37 weeks gestation) when the clinical benefits outweigh the potential risks
  • Not intended to provide sole treatment for infected wounds. May be used on infected wounds which are being managed per local clinical protocols


  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver
  • Do not use on patients during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination
  • Prior to administrating radiation therapy, remove Acticoat Flex 3. A new dressing may be applied following each treatment

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