ACTIVELY FIGHTING INFECTION

ACTIVHEAL AQUAFIBER® Ag

Aquafiber Ag

ACTIVELY FIGHTING INFECTION

ACTIVHEAL
AQUAFIBER® AG

Aquafiber Ag
Aquafiber Ag

ACTIVHEAL AQUAFIBER® Ag INDICATED FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INFECTED WOUNDS OR WOUNDS THAT ARE AT RISK OF INFECTION.

Aquafiber Ag features

ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag Antimicrobial wound dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad consisting of a high M (mannuronic acid) calcium alginate and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).

Silver ions are released in the presence of wound fluid. As fluid is absorbed, the alginate forms a soft gel which assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimum wound healing and allows intact removal. Silver ions released in the presence of wound exudate are an effective antimicrobial agent for up to 7 days, based on in-vitro testing, against a broad spectrum of microorganisms frequently associated with bacterial colonisation and infection of wounds.

FEATURES

  • High Silver Content
  • Fast initial Elution of Silver Ions
  • Sustained Silver Release
  • High Wet Strength

PRODUCT RANGE

  • EVERYDAY: ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag Sheets
  • SPECIALIST: ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag Ribbon

PERFORMANCE

Absorbency1

Higher absorbency can result in reduced dressing change frequency, minimising clinician time and disruption to the patient.

 AquaFiber Ag
 Aquacel Ag

Fast initial and sustained anti-microbial activity 2

 AQUAFIBER AGAQUACEL AG
BACTERIA7 DAYS14 DAYS21 DAYS7 DAYS14 DAYS21 DAYS
MRSEYesYesYesYesYesNo
MRSAYesYesYesYesYesNo
VREYesYesYesYesYesNo
S.pyogenesYesYesYesYesYesNo
S.epidermidisYesYesYesYesYesNo
E.ColiYesYesYesYesYesYes
C.AlbicansYesYesYesYesYesNo
P.aeruginosaYesYesYesYesYesYes

INDICATIONS

ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag Antimicrobial wound dressing is indicated for the following moderately to heavily exuding, partial to full thickness wounds:

  • Post operative wounds
  • Trauma wounds (dermal lesions, trauma injuries or incisions)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Partial and full thickness burns
  • Cavity wounds

WOUND TYPES

Moderate > Heavy Exudate

CASE STUDY

DAY 1

  • Wound measured 11.2cm by 2.2cm and had a depth of 10.4cm Wound presented as 5% necrotic, 45% slough and 50% granulating tissue
  • Wound showed clinical signs of infection – erythema, heat, odeama, increased level of exudate and abnormal discharge
  • ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag ribbon applied and covered with secondary dressing • Dressing was changed daily due to excessive exudates level

DAY 3

  • All necrotic tissue removed
  • Granulation tissue increased to 60%
  • Infection and exudates levels reduced (bacterial burden reduction)

DAY 7

  • 90% granulation tissue
  • Wound depth reduced to 9.9cm Exudation levels reduced
  • The dressing was discontinued and TNP initiated

ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag dressing aided the reduction of bacterial bio-burden and the autolytic debridement of devitalised tissue.

SIZES & CODES

ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag is available through Drug Tariff and NHS Supply Chain.

ActivHeal Aquafiber® Ag     
SIZE (CM)QTY PER CARTONQTY PER CASEPRODUCT CODENHS SUPPLY CHAINDT PIP CODE
5x510109023236405-6172ELY778
10x1010109023243405-6180ELY779
15x155109023267405-6206ELY780
2.7x32 Ribbon5109023281405-6222ELY781

References
1. AMS Data on file: LD089-17.
2. AMS Data on file: P914R.
3. EU Market only.
ActivHeal is a Registered Trademark of Advanced Medical Solutions.
Aquacel Ag and Aquacel Ag +Extra are a registered trademark of ConvaTec.

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