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Wound Management

Silver dressings

Authors: Christian Kaare Paaskesen, Med. Stud., Hasan Gökcer Tekin, MD

Wound bed assessment

  • Sloughy
  • Granulating
  • Infected

Moisture assessment

  • Dry and wet

Contra-indications

  • Long term chronic wounds

Advantages

Silver is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent and also provides an anti-inflammatory effect. It is used as a component in a wide variety of dressings like Aquacel Ag and Physiotulle Ag.

Disadvantages

Wounds may change color when treated with silver dressings into a brown/black color. However, the color disappears after a few weeks.

Available Products:

  • Aquacel AG extra
  • Physiotulle AG
  • Acticoat
  • Baitain AG

Product example:

Biatain Ag side facing away from wound bed
Biatain Ag side facing the wound bed

Procedures

Procedures