Convatec KALTOSTAT® Calcium Sodium Alginate Dressing


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Convatec KALTOSTAT® Calcium Sodium Alginate Dressing

  • 2 gm - 5 per box
  • HCPCS: A6199
  • KALTOSTAT® Calcium Sodium Alginate dressing is indicated for moderately to highly exuding chronic and acute wounds, and for wounds with minor bleeding.


  • Minor abrasions
  • Minor lacerations
  • Minor scalds and burns

Under the supervision of a health care professional, use Kaltostat Wound Dressing to manage external wounds such as:

  • leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed aetiology) diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers (partial and full thickness);
  • donor sites, surgical woudns left to heal by secondary intent, traumatic wounds.

Kaltostat Wound Dressing may also be used in:

  • the local management of bleeding wounds: lacerations, abrasions, nose bleeds, dental extractions, and after surgical wound debridement
  • exudate absorption in oncology wounds: fungating cutaneous tumors, cutaneous metastasis and Kaposi's sarcoma.

1. Wound Site Preparation and Cleansing

  • Before applying Kaltostat Wound Dressing, cleanse the areas with an appropriate wound cleanser.

2. Dressing Preparation and Application

  • Kaltostat Wound Dressing should be trimmed to the exact size of the wound avoiding any overlap onto the surrounding skin.
  • For heavily exuding wounds, Kaltostat Wound Dressing should be applied dry onto the wound. An appropriate secondary dressing should be used to secure Kaltostat Wound Dressing in place.
  • For lightly exuding wounds, Kaltostat Wound Dressing should be placed on the wound and moistened with sterile normal saline. An appropriate secondary dressing should be used to secure it.
  • When using Kaltostat ribbon in deep cavity wounds, leave at least 2.5 cm or 1 inch outside the wound for easy retrieval.

3. Dressing Change and Removal

  • On heavily exuding wounds, change the Kaltostat Wound Dressing when strike-through of the secondary dressing occurs or whenever good clinical practice dictates.
  • Removal should be trouble free on heavily exuding wounds. Kaltostat Wound Dressing will gel at the wound/dressing interface and lift away.
  • Removal from lightly exuding wounds may be assisted by saturating the dressing with sterile normal saline.
  • Cleanse the wound site with an appropriate wound cleanser before applying a new dressing.
  • As with any dressing, Kaltostat Wound Dressing should be removed from the wound and the wound cleansed at appropriate intervals.

4. Bleeding Wounds

  • Apply Kaltostat Wound Dressing to the affected area to control minor bleeding. Remove when the bleeding has stopped. Do not leave the dressing in place for more than 7 days.