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Acticoat* 7

Acticoat* 7

 
 
 
This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals Only

 
Acticoat*7
 
Description
 

Acticoat* 7 (with Nanocrystalline Silver) dressing is an effective anti-microbial barrier dressing. The nanocrystalline coating of silver rapidly kills a broad spectrum of bacteria in as little as 30 minutes and is effective for up to 7 days. Acticoat 7 dressing consists of five layers: two layers of an absorbent inner core sandwiched between three layers of silver coated, low adherent polyethylene net. Nanocrystalline silver protects the wound site from bacterial contamination while the inner core helps maintain the moist environment optimal for wound healing.

 
Features
 
  • Nanocrystalline Silver Anti-microbial barrier
  • Fast acting
  • Effective for up to 7 days
  • Effective barrier to over 150 pathogens
  • Helps prevent infection
  • Reduces risk of colonization
  • Effective barrier to bacterial penetration
  • Helps maintain a moist wound environment
  • Easy to use
  • Low adherent
 
Benefits
 

Nanocrystalline Silver Anti-microbial barrier
Acticoat
7 dressing provides unique protection for the wound site.

Fast acting
Acticoat
7 is fast acting - Laboratory testing shows Acticoat 7 rapidly kills bacteria in as little as 30 minutes - faster than other forms of silver

Long lasting anti-microbial barrier
Acticoat
7 is a long lasting anti-microbial barrier, which remains effective for up to 7 days.

Broad spectrum
(In-Vitro data shows) Acticoat 7 is an effective barrier to over 150 pathogens which includes a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria and fungal wound pathogens. Acticoat 7 is an effective barrier to antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).

Helps prevent infection
Acticoat
7 helps prevent infection of wounds that are susceptible to infection in turn facilitating wound healing

Reduces risk of colonization
Acticoat
7 reduces the risk of colonization. Colonization can lead to infection, which slows down the wound healing process. This means greater patient comfort and can lead to shorter hospital stays and lower patient cost.

Effective barrier to bacterial penetration
Acticoat
7 provides an effective bacterial barrier to protect the wound site.

Helps maintain the moist wound environment
In the presence of exudate, Acticoat 7 helps maintain a moist wound environment, optimal for fast healing.

Easy to use
Easier and less painful to remove than SSD (silver sulphadiazine) preparations making it a dressing of choice for both the patient and carer

Low adherent
Dressing changes are less traumatic than traditional methods, for both the patient and carer.

 
Indications
 

Acticoat 7 Dressing is indicated as an anti-microbial barrier layer over partial and full thickness wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic, burns, donor and recipient graft sites.

 
Contraindications / Precautions
 

Contraindications:

  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
  • Do not use on patients undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination.

Precautions:
  • For external use only
  • Acticoat 7 is not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG.
  • Acticoat 7 may cause transient discolouration of the surrounding skin.
  • Avoid exposure to temperatures above 50 degrees centigrade. Protect from light
  • Do not use if product colour is not uniform.


Patented Technology of NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp
 
Catalogue #Description Size UOM Pack Qty Shipper Qty
66000809 ACTICOAT 7 Antimicrobial Dressing 5cm x 5cm x 5 Dressings Pack 1 12
66000796 ACTICOAT 7 Antimicrobial Dressing 10cm x 12.5cm x 5 Dressings Pack 1 10

Instructions for Use

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals Only

Day 1 Day 1
Moisten - Remove Acticoat 7 (with Nanocrystalline Silver) from package and moisten with sterile water (do not use saline). Moisten
Cut - Cut Acticoat 7 to appropriate size and shape Apply
Apply - Cover wound site with Acticoat 7, blue side down. Secure the Acticoat 7 dressing with an appropriate secondary dressing* that will maintain a moist wound environment. Cover
Secure the Acticoat 7 dressing with an appropriate secondary dressing # that will maintain a moist wound environment. Remove
Remove - If necessary soak dressing to facilitate non-traumatic removal Day 6
# Do not use oil based products or topical antimicrobials with Acticoat 7

Patented Technology of NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp
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