ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is an activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleve.
How it Works
Indications & Applications
Evidence & Outcomes
By eliminating offensive odors, ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing helps improve the patient’s quality of life.1,2,3
Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins in the dressing
Antimicrobial activity within the dressing is proven effective* against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4
*invitro data on file.
The silver has been proven to kill bacteria* and participate in the reduction of bioburden in the dressing.5
*invitro data on file.
System Components & Accessories
How it Works
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Traps odor while providing an effective barrier to bacterial penetration – which may reduce infection
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is in a class apart from other charcoal dressings. Its triple action traps odor while addressing its cause.
Activated charcoal traps odor in the dressing6
Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins in the dressing6
Silver kills the bacteria in the dressing5
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is effective against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4
Odor and Exudate Management
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing eliminates offensive odors and so improves the patient’s quality of life.5
The dressing also manages any exudates while helping to maintain a moist wound-healing environment.1,2,3,7
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is a sterile primary dressing, comprised of activated charcoal cloth, impregnated with silver, within a spun bonded nylon envelope. Within the dressing, there is 220mg silver per 100g activated charcoal cloth equating to 33g of silver per square centimeter of cloth.
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing provides an effective barrier to bacterial penetration and for adsorbing offending odor resulting from wounds; the binding properties of the dressing trap bacteria, bacterial toxins and odor. ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing may help reduce infection in partial and full-thickness wounds, including:
First and second-degree burns
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing should not be used on third-degree burns.
Should not be used on patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
For external use only.
This product should not be cut, otherwise particles of activated charcoal may get into the wound and cause discoloration.
The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum based ointments.
Clinicians/Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates.
Before use, physicians should review complete risk information and essential prescribing information which can be found in the Instructions for Use.
Directions for Use
Prepare wound bed according to wound management protocol, ensuring removal of necrotic tissue.
The properties of the dressing are most fully utilized when ACTISORB® Silver 220 Antimicrobial Binding Dressing makes direct contact with the wound (see photo 2).
Either side of ACTISORB® Silver 220 Dressing can be applied to the wound bed.
Do not cut dressing. Fold or pack as necessary.
ACTISORB® Silver 220 Dressing can be easily packed into deep wounds (see photo 3).
The outer nylon envelope enables removal from the majority of wounds with minimal adherence or trauma.
For lightly exuding wounds, ACTISORB® Silver 220 Dressing can be used in combination with a non-adherent wound contact layer (see photo 4).
Depending on the level of exudate, an absorbent secondary dressing may be placed on top of ACTISORB® Silver 220 Dressing (see photo 5).
Secure the dressing in a manner appropriate for the indication.
Dressing Change and Removal
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing can remain in situ up to 7 days, dependent on the level of exudate, while the secondary absorbent dressing is changed as required. Initially it may be necessary to change ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing every 24 hours (see photo 6) to ensure optimal dressing performance.
Store at room temperature.
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing
Is supplied sterile
Package contains a single dressing
Should not be cut
Do not re-use.
Do not re-sterilize.
Do not use if package is damaged.
The use by date of this product is printed on the packaging.
Caution: Federal Law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a properly licensed healthcare practitioner. This caution is not applicable outside the U.S.
The efficacy of ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is supported by a body of clinical 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. Use our powerful search tool to customize your view of the Acelity product evidence.