Where required, wound cleansing should be performed according to local clinical protocol using sterile water only. Choose a dressing where the pad is larger than the wound. Remove the ACTICOAT Surgical Dressing from the pack using an aseptic technique. The dressing should not be moistened prior to use as it is indicated for use on wounds where there is some exudate present.
Remove the first release paper. Place the silver layer in intimate contact with the wound bed. ensuring the entire surface is covered.
Remove the second release paper and smooth the dressing down trying to avoid ridging of the film.
Remove the top printed carrier marked "2". To remove the dressing, lift one corner and slowly stretch the film in a motion that is parallel to the skin.
- The dressing should be changed at least every 7 days, but will require earlier changing if a strike through of exudate occurs
- The dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed moisten or soak to assist removal and avoid disruption of the wound
- ACTICOAT Surgical may cause transient discoloration of the surrounding skin