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ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Antimicrobial Binding Dressing, 190220, 10.5 cm x 19.0 cm (4.2 in x 7.6 in), 10/Ct, 5 Ct/Cs

  • 3M ID 7100238807
  • UPC 15051978002727

Activated charcoal traps odour in the dressing(1)

Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process(1)

Silver kills the bacteria in the dressing(5)

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Overall Width (Metric) 10.5 cm
Overall Width (Imperial) 4.2 in
Overall Length (Metric) 19 cm
Overall Length (Imperial) 7.6 in

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Highlights
  • Activated charcoal traps odour in the dressing(1)
  • Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process(1)
  • Silver kills the bacteria in the dressing(5)

3M™ Actisorb™ Silver 220 Activated Charcoal Dressing with Silver is an activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve. Traps odour while providing an effective barrier to bacterial penetration, which may help reduce infection.

Dressings contain pure activated carbon impregnated with silver (33 and 25 ug/cm2 respectively), enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve.

The charcoal traps odour in the dressing,1 binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process.1 Silver controls a wide range of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens that can occur in a wound.2

Malodour is one of the most distressing symptoms for patients.3 It can cause depression and social isolation, which may impact on social and family relations for the patient.3,4 Through eliminating offensive odours, dressings lead to an improvement in quality of life for a patient and clinician.4

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 Young T. The management of fungating wounds. Journal of Wound Care. 1999;8(5):232-234.
3 Van Toller S. Invisible Wounds: the effects of skin ulcer malodours. Journal of Wound Care. 1994;3(2):103-105.
4 Jackson L. Use of a charcoal dressing with silver on an MRSA-infected wound. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2011;6(3).

" 5 Addison, D. et al. A comparison of the antimicrobial properties of silver dressings for chronic wound care. Paper presented, EWMA 2002. 2011;6(3).

Suggested applications
  • Indicated for ulcerative, traumatic and/or surgical wounds where bacterial contamination, infection or odor occurs: pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, exuding carcinomas, traumatic and surgical wounds

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