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How to Use Aquacel™ Ag Foam Dressings

What are Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings?

Aquacel™ Ag Foam is a Hydrofiber™ foam dressing with silver.

The dressing absorbs wound fluid and bacteria, providing a moist wound healing environment.

The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic microorganisms and helps reduce the risk of wound infection.

Please note: The information provided here is based on the instructions for use and is intended to offer you additional support when you need it. This should not replace any instruction given to you by your healthcare professional.
Product Details
Patient

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are sterile Hydrofiber™ foam wound dressings, consisting of
a waterproof outer polyurethane film, a polyurethane foam layer and, a Hydrofiber™ wound
contact layer (Sodium carboxymethylcellulose with 1.2% ionic Silver), bound together with an
adhesive melt layer. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border.
The polyurethane foam and Hydrofiber™ materials within the pad absorb wound fluid and
bacteria. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer absorbs wound exudate from the wound. This
causes it to swell and conform to the wound bed, leaving less space for bacteria to grow. The
1.2 % ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic microorganisms, including wound bacteria,
yeasts and moulds. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer also supports a moist wound-healing
environment and aids autolytic debridement. The silicone border provides skin-friendly
adhesion and supports atraumatic removal.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have a polyurethane film backing which provides a breathable,
waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier, which protects the wound from external contaminants,
reducing the risk of infection. This outer film layer acts as a barrier to the wound against
bacterial and bloodborne viral pathogens.

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam absorbs wound fluid and bacteria, providing a moist wound healing
environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the wound and
dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to manage excess exudate levels which may further damage
the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam provides a physical microbial, viral, and waterproof barrier to protect the
wound.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam effectively kills bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

INTENDED PURPOSE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings may be used with the direction of a healthcare professional, for
the management of exuding acute and chronic wounds which are at risk of infection or show
signs of infection.

INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are indicated for:
• wounds where there is an infection or an increased risk of infection
• leg ulcers
• venous stasis ulcers
• leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• arterial ulcers
• pressure ulcers
• diabetic foot ulcers
• surgical wounds
• partial thickness burns
• traumatic wounds

INTENDED USER:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are to be used by Health Care Professionals, carers and patients
who are under the direction of a Health Care Professional.

INTENDED PATIENT POPULATION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to be used on patients with one of the wound types listed in
the Indications that show signs of, or are at risk of infection.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or any of its components.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oxidising agents such as hydrogen
peroxide or hypochlorite solutions.

PRECAUTION AND WARNINGS:
Sterility is guaranteed unless the pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the
device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use. Dispose of the device according to
local regulations.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are for single‐use only and should not be re‐used. Reuse may lead
to increased risk of infection and cross-contamination and delayed healing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are water resistant however, should not be submerged during
bathing or swimming.
This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
If the adhesive dressing is cut, additional tape may be required to secure it in place.
Additional tape, or other means of fixation, will be required to secure the Aquacel™ Ag Foam
Non-Adhesive dressing in place.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oil-based products.
During the body’s normal healing process, non-viable tissue is removed from the wound
(autolytic debridement), which could initially make the wound appear larger.
Because Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings provide a moist environment that supports the growth
of new blood vessels, the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce
bloodstained wound fluid.
Clinicians/Healthcare professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on
prolonged and repeated use of silver containing products, particularly in children and
neonates.
It has been observed that silver containing products may cause skin discoloration following
prolonged use, however this is often temporary and will reverse when silver dressing usage is
stopped.
A healthcare professional should be consulted if any of the following are observed during
dressing changes, irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of skin), hyper-
granulation (excess tissue formation), signs of infection (increased pain, bleeding, warmth/
redness of surrounding tissue, wound exudate), or a change in wound colour and/or odour.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with
accepted medical practice and applicable local state and federal laws and regulations.
If during the use of this device or as a result of its use a serious incident has occurred, please
report it to the manufacturer and to the competent authority of the Member State in which the
user and/or patient is established.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed earlier
if clinically indicated.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag Foam should be re-assessed after 14 days and alternative
wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  1. Do not use the device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the
    device according to local regulations.
  2. Before applying the dressing cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser
    and dry the surrounding skin.
  3. Dressing Preparation and Application:
        a. Choose a dressing size and shape to ensure that the central absorbent pad (area within the adhesive window), is 1cm larger than the wound area.
        b. Remove the dressing from the sterile pack, avoid touching the wound contact surface and the adhesive surface where applicable. Remove the release liner if using the adhesive dressing.
        c. The dressing can be cut to shape for convenience.
        d. Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the centre of the dressing with the centre of the wound. Place the pad directly over the wound. For the adhesive dressing, smooth down the adhesive border.
        e. Ensure the dressing is not stretched upon application. Smooth down the adhesive
    border for adhesive dressing. Ensure joints are sufficiently flexed to allow patient
    mobility.
        f. An appropriate retention bandage or tape should be used to secure the dressing in
    place if the dressing does not have an adhesive border, or if the adhesive dressing has been cut.
        g. For difficult to dress anatomical locations, such as the heel or the sacrum, the specially shaped adhesive dressings may be used.
        h. Discard any unused portion of the product after dressing the wound.
  4. Dressing Removal:
        a. The dressing should be changed when clinically indicated (e.g. leakage, bleeding,
    increased pain). Maximum recommended wear time is up to seven days.
        b. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals.
        c. To remove the dressing, press down gently on the skin and carefully lift one corner of the dressing. Continue until all edges are free. Carefully lift away the dressing and
    discard according to local clinical protocols.

STORAGE:
Store at room temperature (10˚C - 25˚C). Keep dry. Protect from light.
https://ec.europa.eu/tools/eudamed. This is the Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance
(SSCP) location after the launch of European Database on Medical Devices/ EUDAMED.
If further information or guidance is needed, please contact ConvaTec
Professional Services or visit us online at www.convatec.com.
Made in UK
© 2022 ConvaTec Inc.
®/™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc. Aquacel, the Aquacel logo and Hydrofiber are
registered trademarks

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Heel)  

We’ve created a short film to help guide you on how to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam, when treating a patient with a Diabetic Foot Ulcer on the Heel. 

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Sacral Pressure Ulcer)  

We’ve created a short film to help guide you on how to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam, when treating a patient with a Sacral Pressure Ulcer. 

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Venous Leg Ulcer) 

We’ve created a short film to help guide you on how to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam, when treating a patient with a Venous Leg Ulcer. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are sterile Hydrofiber™ foam wound dressings, consisting of
a waterproof outer polyurethane film, a polyurethane foam layer and, a Hydrofiber™ wound
contact layer (Sodium carboxymethylcellulose with 1.2% ionic Silver), bound together with an
adhesive melt layer. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border.
The polyurethane foam and Hydrofiber™ materials within the pad absorb wound fluid and
bacteria. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer absorbs wound exudate from the wound. This
causes it to swell and conform to the wound bed, leaving less space for bacteria to grow. The
1.2 % ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic microorganisms, including wound bacteria,
yeasts and moulds. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer also supports a moist wound-healing
environment and aids autolytic debridement. The silicone border provides skin-friendly
adhesion and supports atraumatic removal.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have a polyurethane film backing which provides a breathable,
waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier, which protects the wound from external contaminants,
reducing the risk of infection. This outer film layer acts as a barrier to the wound against
bacterial and bloodborne viral pathogens.

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam absorbs wound fluid and bacteria, providing a moist wound healing
environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the wound and
dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to manage excess exudate levels which may further damage
the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam provides a physical microbial, viral, and waterproof barrier to protect the
wound.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam effectively kills bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

INTENDED PURPOSE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings may be used with the direction of a healthcare professional, for
the management of exuding acute and chronic wounds which are at risk of infection or show
signs of infection.

INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are indicated for:
• wounds where there is an infection or an increased risk of infection
• leg ulcers
• venous stasis ulcers
• leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• arterial ulcers
• pressure ulcers
• diabetic foot ulcers
• surgical wounds
• partial thickness burns
• traumatic wounds

INTENDED USER:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are to be used by Health Care Professionals, carers and patients
who are under the direction of a Health Care Professional.

INTENDED PATIENT POPULATION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to be used on patients with one of the wound types listed in
the Indications that show signs of, or are at risk of infection.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or any of its components.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oxidising agents such as hydrogen
peroxide or hypochlorite solutions.

PRECAUTION AND WARNINGS:
Sterility is guaranteed unless the pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the
device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use. Dispose of the device according to
local regulations.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are for single‐use only and should not be re‐used. Reuse may lead
to increased risk of infection and cross-contamination and delayed healing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are water resistant however, should not be submerged during
bathing or swimming.
This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
If the adhesive dressing is cut, additional tape may be required to secure it in place.
Additional tape, or other means of fixation, will be required to secure the Aquacel™ Ag Foam
Non-Adhesive dressing in place.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oil-based products.
During the body’s normal healing process, non-viable tissue is removed from the wound
(autolytic debridement), which could initially make the wound appear larger.
Because Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings provide a moist environment that supports the growth
of new blood vessels, the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce
bloodstained wound fluid.
Clinicians/Healthcare professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on
prolonged and repeated use of silver containing products, particularly in children and
neonates.
It has been observed that silver containing products may cause skin discoloration following
prolonged use, however this is often temporary and will reverse when silver dressing usage is
stopped.
A healthcare professional should be consulted if any of the following are observed during
dressing changes, irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of skin), hyper-
granulation (excess tissue formation), signs of infection (increased pain, bleeding, warmth/
redness of surrounding tissue, wound exudate), or a change in wound colour and/or odour.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with
accepted medical practice and applicable local state and federal laws and regulations.
If during the use of this device or as a result of its use a serious incident has occurred, please
report it to the manufacturer and to the competent authority of the Member State in which the
user and/or patient is established.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed earlier
if clinically indicated.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag Foam should be re-assessed after 14 days and alternative
wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  1. Do not use the device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the
    device according to local regulations.
  2. Before applying the dressing cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser
    and dry the surrounding skin.
  3. Dressing Preparation and Application:
        a. Choose a dressing size and shape to ensure that the central absorbent pad (area within the adhesive window), is 1cm larger than the wound area.
        b. Remove the dressing from the sterile pack, avoid touching the wound contact surface and the adhesive surface where applicable. Remove the release liner if using the adhesive dressing.
        c. The dressing can be cut to shape for convenience.
        d. Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the centre of the dressing with the centre of the wound. Place the pad directly over the wound. For the adhesive dressing, smooth down the adhesive border.
        e. Ensure the dressing is not stretched upon application. Smooth down the adhesive
    border for adhesive dressing. Ensure joints are sufficiently flexed to allow patient
    mobility.
        f. An appropriate retention bandage or tape should be used to secure the dressing in
    place if the dressing does not have an adhesive border, or if the adhesive dressing has been cut.
        g. For difficult to dress anatomical locations, such as the heel or the sacrum, the specially shaped adhesive dressings may be used.
        h. Discard any unused portion of the product after dressing the wound.
  4. Dressing Removal:
        a. The dressing should be changed when clinically indicated (e.g. leakage, bleeding,
    increased pain). Maximum recommended wear time is up to seven days.
        b. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals.
        c. To remove the dressing, press down gently on the skin and carefully lift one corner of the dressing. Continue until all edges are free. Carefully lift away the dressing and
    discard according to local clinical protocols.

STORAGE:
Store at room temperature (10˚C - 25˚C). Keep dry. Protect from light.
https://ec.europa.eu/tools/eudamed. This is the Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance
(SSCP) location after the launch of European Database on Medical Devices/ EUDAMED.
If further information or guidance is needed, please contact ConvaTec
Professional Services or visit us online at www.convatec.com.
Made in UK
© 2022 ConvaTec Inc.
®/™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc. Aquacel, the Aquacel logo and Hydrofiber are
registered trademarks

HCP
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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Heel)  

We know that you may sometimes need some extra support and resources, so we have created a short dressing application and removal film to have on hand, should you need additional support for yourself or for your team. Please see the Aquacel™ Ag Foam IFU for more information.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Sacral Pressure Ulcer) 

We know that you may sometimes need some extra support and resources so we have also created a short dressing application and removal film to have on hand, should you need additional support for yourself or for your team. Please see the Aquacel™ Ag Foam IFU for more information.

;

How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag Foam (Venous Leg Ulcer) 

We know that you may sometimes need some extra support and resources so we have also created a short dressing application and removal film to have on hand, should you need additional support for yourself or for your team. Please see the Aquacel™ Ag Foam IFU for more information.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are sterile Hydrofiber™ foam wound dressings, consisting of
a waterproof outer polyurethane film, a polyurethane foam layer and, a Hydrofiber™ wound
contact layer (Sodium carboxymethylcellulose with 1.2% ionic Silver), bound together with an
adhesive melt layer. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border.
The polyurethane foam and Hydrofiber™ materials within the pad absorb wound fluid and
bacteria. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer absorbs wound exudate from the wound. This
causes it to swell and conform to the wound bed, leaving less space for bacteria to grow. The
1.2 % ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic microorganisms, including wound bacteria,
yeasts and moulds. The Hydrofiber™ wound contact layer also supports a moist wound-healing
environment and aids autolytic debridement. The silicone border provides skin-friendly
adhesion and supports atraumatic removal.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have a polyurethane film backing which provides a breathable,
waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier, which protects the wound from external contaminants,
reducing the risk of infection. This outer film layer acts as a barrier to the wound against
bacterial and bloodborne viral pathogens.

CLINICAL BENEFITS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam absorbs wound fluid and bacteria, providing a moist wound healing
environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the wound and
dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to manage excess exudate levels which may further damage
the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam provides a physical microbial, viral, and waterproof barrier to protect the
wound.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam effectively kills bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

INTENDED PURPOSE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings may be used with the direction of a healthcare professional, for
the management of exuding acute and chronic wounds which are at risk of infection or show
signs of infection.

INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are indicated for:
• wounds where there is an infection or an increased risk of infection
• leg ulcers
• venous stasis ulcers
• leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• arterial ulcers
• pressure ulcers
• diabetic foot ulcers
• surgical wounds
• partial thickness burns
• traumatic wounds

INTENDED USER:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are to be used by Health Care Professionals, carers and patients
who are under the direction of a Health Care Professional.

INTENDED PATIENT POPULATION:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam is designed to be used on patients with one of the wound types listed in
the Indications that show signs of, or are at risk of infection.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or any of its components.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oxidising agents such as hydrogen
peroxide or hypochlorite solutions.

PRECAUTION AND WARNINGS:
Sterility is guaranteed unless the pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the
device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use. Dispose of the device according to
local regulations.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are for single‐use only and should not be re‐used. Reuse may lead
to increased risk of infection and cross-contamination and delayed healing.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are water resistant however, should not be submerged during
bathing or swimming.
This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
If the adhesive dressing is cut, additional tape may be required to secure it in place.
Additional tape, or other means of fixation, will be required to secure the Aquacel™ Ag Foam
Non-Adhesive dressing in place.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are not compatible with oil-based products.
During the body’s normal healing process, non-viable tissue is removed from the wound
(autolytic debridement), which could initially make the wound appear larger.
Because Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings provide a moist environment that supports the growth
of new blood vessels, the delicate newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce
bloodstained wound fluid.
Clinicians/Healthcare professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on
prolonged and repeated use of silver containing products, particularly in children and
neonates.
It has been observed that silver containing products may cause skin discoloration following
prolonged use, however this is often temporary and will reverse when silver dressing usage is
stopped.
A healthcare professional should be consulted if any of the following are observed during
dressing changes, irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of skin), hyper-
granulation (excess tissue formation), signs of infection (increased pain, bleeding, warmth/
redness of surrounding tissue, wound exudate), or a change in wound colour and/or odour.
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with
accepted medical practice and applicable local state and federal laws and regulations.
If during the use of this device or as a result of its use a serious incident has occurred, please
report it to the manufacturer and to the competent authority of the Member State in which the
user and/or patient is established.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE:
Aquacel™ Ag Foam dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed earlier
if clinically indicated.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag Foam should be re-assessed after 14 days and alternative
wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  1. Do not use the device if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the
    device according to local regulations.
  2. Before applying the dressing cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser
    and dry the surrounding skin.
  3. Dressing Preparation and Application:
        a. Choose a dressing size and shape to ensure that the central absorbent pad (area within the adhesive window), is 1cm larger than the wound area.
        b. Remove the dressing from the sterile pack, avoid touching the wound contact surface and the adhesive surface where applicable. Remove the release liner if using the adhesive dressing.
        c. The dressing can be cut to shape for convenience.
        d. Hold the dressing over the wound and line up the centre of the dressing with the centre of the wound. Place the pad directly over the wound. For the adhesive dressing, smooth down the adhesive border.
        e. Ensure the dressing is not stretched upon application. Smooth down the adhesive
    border for adhesive dressing. Ensure joints are sufficiently flexed to allow patient
    mobility.
        f. An appropriate retention bandage or tape should be used to secure the dressing in
    place if the dressing does not have an adhesive border, or if the adhesive dressing has been cut.
        g. For difficult to dress anatomical locations, such as the heel or the sacrum, the specially shaped adhesive dressings may be used.
        h. Discard any unused portion of the product after dressing the wound.
  4. Dressing Removal:
        a. The dressing should be changed when clinically indicated (e.g. leakage, bleeding,
    increased pain). Maximum recommended wear time is up to seven days.
        b. The wound should be cleansed at appropriate intervals.
        c. To remove the dressing, press down gently on the skin and carefully lift one corner of the dressing. Continue until all edges are free. Carefully lift away the dressing and
    discard according to local clinical protocols.

STORAGE:
Store at room temperature (10˚C - 25˚C). Keep dry. Protect from light.
https://ec.europa.eu/tools/eudamed. This is the Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance
(SSCP) location after the launch of European Database on Medical Devices/ EUDAMED.
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