AQUACEL® Ag Surgical
The right dressing can make a big difference.
Minimize infection and blistering and improve patient satisfaction with AQUACEL® Ag Surgical.
AQUACEL® Ag Surgical dressings combine ConvaTec’s proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology and hydrocolloid technologies with the antimicrobial action of ionic silver.
This powerful combination has been proven to help:
- Reduce surgical site infection by up to 76%1
- Reduce skin blistering by 88%2,3
- Reduce the frequency of dressing changes2,3
- Reduce delayed hospital discharge and re-admissions by 80%2,3
What’s more, AQUACEL® Ag Surgical dressings offer you and your patients:
- A waterproof barrier to protect skin and allow bathing
- Antimicrobial protection*4-6
- Comfort and flexibility
- Skin-friendly adhesion and removal
ConvaTec Hydrofiber® Technology gives AQUACEL® dressings powerful capabilities.
*As demonstrated in vitro.
1 Cai J. et al, Aquacel Surgical Dressing Reduces the Rate of Acute PJI Following Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Case-Control Study. J Arthroplasty (2014),http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2013.11.012
2 Clarke JV, Deakin AH, Dillon JM, Emmerson S, Kinninmonth AWG. A prospective clinical audit of a new dressing design for lower limb arthroplasty wounds. J Wound Care. 2009;18(1):5‐11.
3 Laboratory Test Comparison of AQUACEL® Surgical Dressing ‘New Design’ and the Jubilee Method of Dressing Surgical Wounds. WHRI3264 TA180. October 7, 2009. Data on file, ConvaTec Inc.
4 Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing. Wound Repair Regen. 2004;12(3):288-294.
5 Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing. Wound Repair Regen. 2004;12(3):288-294.
6 Bowler PG, Jones SA, Walker M, Parsons D. Microbicidal properties of a silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing against a variety of burn wound pathogens. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2004;25(2):192-196.