Antimicrobial effectiveness - reduces a broad spectrum of pathogens, including MRSA and VRE
Soft-gelling absorbency - conforms to the wound and is soft and pliable
Ensures a moist environment for optimal wound healing
Provides the antimicrobial silver, soft-gelling absorbency and fiber strength that professionals need to manage critically colonized wounds and wounds at increased risk of infection
3M™ Tegaderm™ Alginate Ag Silver Dressing is a highly absorbent, sterile, non-woven antimicrobial dressing composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), and an ionic silver complex (silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate), which releases silver ions in the presence of wound exudate. As wound exudate is absorbed, the dressing forms a gel, which assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimal wound healing and allows intact removal. The silver ions protect the dressing from a broad spectrum of microorganisms over a period of up to 14 days, based on in-vitro* testing. Odor reduction results from the antimicrobial effect in the dressing. Tegaderm™ Alginate Ag silver dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration.