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ACTICOAT Flex 7 Wound Dressing, 4"x5"

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ACTICOAT Flex 7, Stock# 66800405 (4 inches x 5 inches), 5 per box

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

Step 1

Step 1
Remove ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 from the package, if the wound is dry or there is minimal exudate the dressing should be moistened with drinking water. Where there is moderate to high levels of exudate, the dressing does not need to be moistened.


Step 2

Step 2
Cut to appropriate size and shape.


Step 3

Step 3
Without stretching the dressing, apply to the wound, either side down. Make sure the direction of stretch is along the limb.  When in use with negative pressure wound therapy, the wound filler material should be used and changed according to the manufacturers’ instructions.


Step 4

Step 4
Keep the dressing moist. Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate and the condition of the wound. Secure with an appropriate secondary dressing.

 

Features & Benefits

1. Sustained (3 or 7 day) antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of wound pathogens including MRSA & Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Helps remove some barriers, allowing the patient to regain control and progress the wound to closure.

2. Rapidly kills bacteria in as little as thirty minutes.

  • Antibacterial action helps provide rapid protection from bacterial colonization.

3. Soft and highly flexible with stretch properties

  • Moves with the patient when they need to move the affected body part with minimum local trauma.
  • Minimizes discomfort for the patient.

4. Allows exudate transport through the dressing

  • This helps reduce the risk of maceration for faster closure with less potential for leakage and odor.
  • ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 have been shown to be compatible with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).

5. Easy to use range of dressing sizes and formats with a 3 and 7 day wear time.

  • The product is easy to apply, can be removed in one piece to minimize trauma and is designed in sizes appropriate for various wound types to reduce the time taken for dressing changes.

6. Low adherent wound contact layer

  • Helps prevent trauma on removal to optimize closure times

Indications

ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are indicated for use on partial and full thickness wounds. This includes:

  • First and second degree burns
  • Covering of grafts
  • Surgical sites
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers

Contraindications

 

  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver
  • Do not use on a patient undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination
  • Prior to administering radiation therapy, remove ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7.  A new dressing can be applied following treatment.

Precautions

 

  • ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG.
  • For external use only, for example do not apply the dressing to exposed organs.
  • This device is not intended for use on 3rd degree burns.
  • ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 should only be used on premature infants (less than 37 weeks gestation) when the clinical benefit outweighs the potential risks.
  • ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are not intended to provide sole treatment for infected wounds.  ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 may be used on infected wounds which are being managed per local clinical protocol.
  • There may be transient pain (or stinging) experienced on application of ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7. This can be minimized be carefully following the application instructions. Should continuous pain be experienced after application, remove the dressing and discontinue use.
  • The color of the dressing may vary. This does not affect the performance of the dressing.

 

ACTICOAT Flex 7 have been designed to provide a highly conformable antimicrobial barrier dressing that:

 

  • Kills pathogenic organisms common to wounds providing an effective antimicrobial barrier.1
  • Maintains contact with the wound bed even in awkward anatomical areas.
  • Provides comfort for the patient during wear and allows them to move with the dressing still in place.6
  • May be used in combination with NPWT if there is a risk of infection.3


Indications

ACTICOAT Flex 7 is indicated for use on partial and full thickness wounds. This includes:

  • First and second degree burns
  • Covering of grafts
  • Surgical sites
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers

Evidence

1. ACTICOAT Flex 7 provides sustained (7 day) antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of wound pathogens including MRSA & Pseudomonas aeruginosa1

Figure 1. Antimicrobial activity measured by log reduction of ACTICOAT Flex 7 against common pathogenic wound pathogens over a 24 hour period (mean results, n=3)

 

2. ACTICOAT Flex 7 rapidly kills bacteria in as little as thirty minutes2.

Antibacterial action helps provide rapid protection from bacterial colonization

Figure 2. Antimicrobial activity measured by log reduction of ACTICOAT Flex 3 against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa at 30 minutes (mean results, n=3)

 

 

3. ACTICOAT Flex 7 is soft and highly flexible with stretch properties

  • Moves with the patient when they need to move the affected body part.6
  • Minimizes discomfort for the patient.
  • Can be removed without causing trauma to the wound bed4.

4. ACTICOAT Flex 7 allows fluid transport into the secondary dressing to minimize the risk of maceration.5


Available with either 3 day or 7 day wear time

ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are available with either 3 day (ACTICOAT Flex 3) wear time or 7 day (ACTICOAT Flex 7).

There is a range of sizes to suit a range of indications.

Ordering codes

 

Catalog# Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case
ACTICOAT Flex 3      
66800402 2 x 2” 5 20
66800406 4 x 4” 12 4
66800417 4 x 8” 12 4
66800418 8 x 16” 6 4
66800433 16 x 16” 6 2
66800434 4 x 48” 6 2
       
ACTICOAT Flex 7       
66800403 2 x 2” 5 20
66800405 4 x 5” 5 6
66800427 6 x 6” 5 4
66800407 8 x 16” 6 4
66800408 16 x 16” 6  

References

1. Smith and Nephew Data on Files ref. 0812022. Antimicrobial activity of ACTICOAT Flex 7 against pathogenic wound pathogens.

2. Smith and Nephew Data on Files ref. 0810018. ACTICOAT Flex 3 has antimicrobial activity in 30 minutes.

3. Smith and Nephew Data on Files ref. 0810015. To show efficacy of ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 in combination with NPWT

4. Smith and Nephew expert statement. ACTICOAT wound bed preparation and wound trauma.

5. Smith and Nephew Data on File ref 0809009, Demand absorbancy.

6. Smith and Nephew report ref. DS.08.123.R1

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