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SILVERCEL™ Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with Silver

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Long Lasting Antimicrobial Protection

SILVERCEL™ Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibres.

SILVERCEL™ Dressing has been proven to be a suitable dressing for the management of chronic wounds.1

  • Antimicrobial action
  • High absorbency
  • High wet tensile strength

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  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

Overview

Provides Long-lasting Antimicrobial Protection


The unique composition of SILVERCEL™ Dressing combines the alginate's and CMC's moisture management properties with the broad-spectrum antimicrobial action of silver ions within the dressing.

Exudate Management


The unique composition of the dressing manages exudate in moderate to heavily exuding wounds, promoting a favorable environment for effective wound management.

Increased Tensile Strength


 
Tensile strength2 increased by

56%

when wet compared to dry
based on in vitro data

How it Works

  • ABOUT
  • SPECIFICATIONS

SILVERCEL™ Dressing provides effective antimicrobial protection, promoting a favorable moist wound environment 

Antimicrobial action
SILVERCEL™ Dressing provides a sustained release of silver ions within the dressing for more than 7 days*. This allows for effective antimicrobial protection for the entire wear time, depending on the level of exudate. SILVERCEL™ Dressing is effective in vitro against more than 150 wound pathogens.2

Absorbency

The dressing’s unique composition manages exudates in moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds. This promotes an optimal environment for effective wound management.2
SILVERCEL™ Dressing minimizes the risk of maceration and leakageand has  excellent fluid handling capacity in vitro even under compression and in combination with the secondary dressing TIELLE™ Plus Hydropolymer Dressing.3,4 

SILVERCEL™ Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with Silver is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers. The silver fibres kill a broad spectrum of microorganisms associated with the bacterial colonization and infection of wounds. The dressing absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound healing environment and allows intact removal3,4.

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
  • APPLICATIONS

Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.

Applications

Directions for Use
Site Preparation
  • Debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols
  • Remove excess solution from surrounding skin
 
Dressing Selection
  • Select a size of SILVERCEL™ Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound.
 
Dressing Application
1. Cut (using clean scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound.
2. Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
3. For heavily exuding wounds, apply to wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to saline moistened wound bed.
4. Cover and secure SILVERCEL™ Dressing with a non-occlusive secondary dressing
 
Dressing Change and Removal
1. Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours.
2. Reapply SILVERCEL™ Dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
3. Gently remove the secondary dressing.
4. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with normal saline solution prior to removal.
5. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard.
6. Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.
 
Storage
Store at ambient temperature.

Do not re-use (single use).
Do not resterilize.
Do not use if package is damaged.
The use by date of this product is printed on the packaging.

Evidence & Outcomes

The efficacy of SILVERCEL™ Dressing is supported by a body of clinical, in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro evidence. Acelity Clinical Evidence is a resource for healthcare professionals to explore preclinical, clinical, and review articles discussing the use of KCI and Systagenix products.

For questions or to request published literature contact Medical Information.

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE SILVERCEL Hydroalginate: a case study series
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2005
AUTHORS Kingsley, et al.
TITLE Silvercel® Non-Adherent Made Easy
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2010
AUTHORS Clark R, et al.
TITLE Evaluation of an elemental silver hydro-alginate wound dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2007
AUTHORS Stadler R, et al.
TITLE Case series evaluation of a silver non-adherent dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2011
AUTHORS Bradbury S, et al.
TITLE Clinical experiences of using a silver hydroalginate dressing
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2008
AUTHORS Kammerlander, et al.
TITLE Clinical evaluation of the effect of SILVERCEL Non-Adherent in wound infections
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2014
AUTHORS Callaghan R, et al.
TITLE Use of Silvercel Non-Adherent on burn wounds: A case series
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2013
AUTHORS Edwards J.
TITLE The management of wounds using SILVERCEL™ Hydro-Alginate
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2005
AUTHORS Teot, et al.
Ordering

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  • SILVERCEL™ Hydro-Alginate Antimicrobial Dressing with Silver

    PRODUCT PRODUCT CODE   dressings per box
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             SILVERCEL™ Dressing Rope
             
    2.5cm x 30.5cm

     
    NHS Supply Chain Code: ELS152
    Drug Tariff Code: 315-1180
     Carton of  5
     
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             SILVERCEL™ Dressing
             
    5cm x 5cm

     
        
    NHS Supply Chain Code: ELS150
    Drug Tariff Code: 315-1164
     Carton of 10
     
    SILVERCE-Antimicrobial-Alginate-Dressing-380x380.png

              SILVERCEL™ Dressing
              11cm x 11cm


    NHS Supply Chain Code: ELS150

    Drug Tariff Code: 315-1164

    Carton of 10
     
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            SILVERCEL™ Dressing
            
    10cm x 20cm 


    NHS Supply Chain Code: ELS151
    Drug Tariff Code: 315-1172

    Carton of 5 

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