THIS CLEAR GELLING AQUAFIBER DRESSING
ABSORBS EXUDATE VERTICALLY 

ACTIVHEAL AQUAFIBER®

THIS CLEAR GELLING
AUAFIBER 
DRESSING
ABSORBS EXUDATE
VERTICALLY 

ACTIVHEAL®
AQUAFIBER

ACTIVHEAL AQUAFIBER® IS A SOFT, CONFORMABLE, HIGHLY ABSORBENT DRESSING THAT CONVERTS TO A SOFT CLEAR GEL WHEN IN CONTACT WITH WOUND EXUDATE.

FEATURES // High absorbency // Excellent wet and dry strength // Easy to use // Reduced lateral wicking // Clear gelling // Promotes healing through a moist wound environment // 

ActivHeal Aquafiber® is a uniquely designed dressing developed to provide you with all the benefits of an alginate dressing whilst also offering a high wet strength and clear gelling properties, to ensure a moist wound environment is maintained.

The reinforcement gives the dressing improved wet integrity providing the clinician with the confidence that the dressing can be removed intact. Calcium ions present within the alginate fibres of ActivHeal Aquafiber® exchange with sodium ions found in the wound exudate. The donation of calcium benefits the wound by stimulating cytokines which are essential to the wound healing process2. Exudate is absorbed vertically into the ActivHeal Aquafiber® dressing reducing the risk of maceration and damage to the peri wound skin3.

PERFORMANCE

Activheal Aquafiber® is now 8 times stronger

Activheal Aquafiber® absorbency has improved by 40%

PRODUCT RANGE

  • EVERYDAY: Aquafiber Sheet & Aquafiber Ribbon

INDICATIONS

ActivHeal Aquafiber® is indicated for moderately to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds and can act as a haemostat to control minor bleeding in superficial wounds2. The dressings may be used during the healing process on:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Lacerations and abrasions 
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Post operative surgical wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Cavity wounds
  • Superficial and partial thickness burns

Wound Types

Moderate > Heavy Exudate

CASE STUDY

Patient B, a 93 year old man presented with a Grade 3 Pressure Ulcer with suspected deep tissue injury on the sacral area. He had a history of TIA’s and has a pacemaker following periods of atrial ectopic with ventricular blocks. ActivHeal Aquafiber® ribbon was applied four weeks into the treatment regime.

WEEK 1. The wound was covered with 10% granulating tissue, 20% slough and 70% soft necrotic tissue. There was still erythema to the surrounding skin and excoriation. The exudate levels were low to medium

WEEK 3. All necrotic tissue had been removed, the wound now presented as a cavity. Areas of epithelialisation at the wound edges were now present along with 70% of granulation tissue and 30% slough.

WEEK 5. The wound progressed to 5% slough and 95% granulation tissue. There were areas of epithelial tissue. One area of undermining to the proximal area of the wound had healed and only 1cm area of undermining to the distal part of the wound.

SIZES & CODES

ActivHeal Aquafiber® is available through a variety of channels including NHS Supply Chain and the Drug Tariff.

ActivHeal Aquafiber®    
SIZE (CM)QTYPRODUCT CODENHS SUPPLY CHAINDT PIP CODE
5x51010009145ELY202333-0701
10x101010009146ELS140333-0719
15x15510009147ELY204333-0743
2x42510009148ELY205333-0750

References
1. AMS data on file.
2. Thomas, S (2000). Alginate dressings in surgery and wound management Part 3. Journal of Wound Care. April, Vol 9, No.4.
3. Timmons, J (2008). ActivHeal Aquafiber a new soft, conformable highly absorbent dressings for use with chronic wounds. Wounds UK, Vol 4, Issue 3
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