This dressing is an activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve, that not only masks odor but because of the activated charcoal, binds bacteria and bacterial toxins in the dressing.
1 Nisbet, L. et al. The benefits of activated charcoal cloth with silver on odour control and bacterial endotoxin binding. Paper presented, Wounds UK Harrogate, 2011. 2 Addison, D. et al. A comparison of the antimicrobial properties of silver dressings for chronic wound care. Paper presented, EWMA 2002.