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How to Use Aquacel™ Ag+ Dressings

What are Aquacel™ Ag+ dressings?

Aquacel™ Ag+ dressings combine Hydrofiber™ Technology and MORE THAN SILVER™ Technology - a unique ionic silver-containing, antibiofilm formulation.

When your dressing comes into contact with wound fluid, it forms a soft gel to absorb fluid, protect the wound from bacteria, and helps to create a healing environment.

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

We offer two Ag+ dressings: Aquacel™ Ag+ Extra, and Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon (for cavity wounds).

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.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Enhanced Hydrofiber™ Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre
is a soft sterile, non-woven dressing made from two layers of sodium carboxymethylcellulose
impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BeCl), and strengthened by
regenerated cellulose fibre.

This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts
and moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to reduce
biofilm formation/reformation and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to microorganisms.
The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound bed.

INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing. They
are intended to be used under the direction of a healthcare professional for wounds, which are
at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to be present, and in
accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers
and patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ absorbs wound fluid, bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist wound
healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the
wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to manage excess exudate levels which may
further damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are indicated for:

  • Leg ulcers, including:
    • Venous stasis ulcers
    • Arterial ulcers
    • Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers/injuries
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Partial thickness burns

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride.

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

  • This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
    if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
    regulations.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
    may lead to increased risk of infection, cross contamination and delayed healing.
  • These dressings should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting
    a healthcare professional.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are not compatible with petroleum-based products.
  • Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
    packaging.
  • 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.
  • Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
    the removal of the dressing.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed
earlier if clinically indicated.
On partial thickness (second degree) burns, dressings may remain in place for up to 14 days.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be re-assessed after 14 days and
alternative wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 1 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    wound.
  • When using Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in deep wounds, only fill the wound up to
    80%, as Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will expand to fill the wound space on contact with wound fluid.
  • A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in place, such as:
    • a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately exuding wounds;
    • a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily exuding wounds;
    • for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
  • See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
  • All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum
    of seven days.

FOR PARTIAL THICKNESS (SECOND DEGREE) BURNS:

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 5 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    burn or other adjacent Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be covered with a sterile absorbent pad and secured
    with medical tape or a retention bandage.
  • Remove the cover dressing periodically and inspect the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    while it remains in place on the burn.
  • In this indication adherence to the wound bed of the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings is a
    desired characteristic.
  • As the burn wound re-epithelialises, the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will detach or be
    easily removed.
  • For partial thickness burns (second degree burns), Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may
    be left in place for up to 14 days or until clinically indicated. If the burn is infected, frequent
    inspection of the wound may be necessary.

FOR DRY WOUNDS

  • Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
    dressing the wound. The gelling properties of Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will help to
    maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
  • Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
    drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
  • If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
    trauma.

Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2022 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre is a soft sterile, non-woven
ribbon dressing made from a layer of sodium carboxymethylcellulose impregnated with 1.2%
ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid di-sodium
salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BEC), and strengthened by regenerated cellulose fibre.
This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts and
moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to prevent the
reformation of biofilm (as demonstrated in vitro) and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to
microorganisms. The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound
bed.
INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing for
cavity wounds. They are intended to be used with the direction of a healthcare professional for
wounds, which are at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to
be present, and in accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers and
patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings absorb wound fluid bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist
wound healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between
the wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to manage exudate levels which may further
damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are indicated for:
• Leg ulcers, including:
    o Venous stasis ulcers
    o Arterial ulcers
    o Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Pressure ulcers/injuries
• Surgical wounds
• Traumatic wounds
• Malignant wounds

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride (BEC).

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
• This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
• Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
regulations
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
may lead to increased risk of infection, cross-contamination or delayed healing.
• This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings can be cut, if required prior to use, across the narrower
dimension of the ribbon. Cutting along the longer dimension of the ribbon should not be
performed.
• This dressing is not compatible with petroleum-based products
• Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
packaging.
• 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.
• Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
removal of the dressing.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe
• 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.
• 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as; primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

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

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
• Place Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in cavity wounds, leave at least 2.5cm outside the
wound for easy retrieval.
• A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in place, such as:
o a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately
exuding wounds;
o a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily
exuding wounds;
o for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
• See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
• All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings when
clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of
seven days.

FOR DRY WOUNDS
• Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
dressing dry cavity wound. The gelling properties Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings will help to
maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
• Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
• If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
trauma.
Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2023 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Enhanced Hydrofiber™ Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre
is a soft sterile, non-woven dressing made from two layers of sodium carboxymethylcellulose
impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BeCl), and strengthened by
regenerated cellulose fibre.

This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts
and moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to reduce
biofilm formation/reformation and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to microorganisms.
The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound bed.

INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing. They
are intended to be used under the direction of a healthcare professional for wounds, which are
at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to be present, and in
accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers
and patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ absorbs wound fluid, bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist wound
healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the
wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to manage excess exudate levels which may
further damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are indicated for:

  • Leg ulcers, including:
    • Venous stasis ulcers
    • Arterial ulcers
    • Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers/injuries
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Partial thickness burns

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride.

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

  • This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
    if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
    regulations.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
    may lead to increased risk of infection, cross contamination and delayed healing.
  • These dressings should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting
    a healthcare professional.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are not compatible with petroleum-based products.
  • Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
    packaging.
  • 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.
  • Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
    the removal of the dressing.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed
earlier if clinically indicated.
On partial thickness (second degree) burns, dressings may remain in place for up to 14 days.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be re-assessed after 14 days and
alternative wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 1 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    wound.
  • When using Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in deep wounds, only fill the wound up to
    80%, as Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will expand to fill the wound space on contact with wound fluid.
  • A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in place, such as:
    • a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately exuding wounds;
    • a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily exuding wounds;
    • for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
  • See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
  • All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum
    of seven days.

FOR PARTIAL THICKNESS (SECOND DEGREE) BURNS:

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 5 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    burn or other adjacent Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be covered with a sterile absorbent pad and secured
    with medical tape or a retention bandage.
  • Remove the cover dressing periodically and inspect the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    while it remains in place on the burn.
  • In this indication adherence to the wound bed of the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings is a
    desired characteristic.
  • As the burn wound re-epithelialises, the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will detach or be
    easily removed.
  • For partial thickness burns (second degree burns), Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may
    be left in place for up to 14 days or until clinically indicated. If the burn is infected, frequent
    inspection of the wound may be necessary.

FOR DRY WOUNDS

  • Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
    dressing the wound. The gelling properties of Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will help to
    maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
  • Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
    drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
  • If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
    trauma.

Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2022 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre is a soft sterile, non-woven
ribbon dressing made from a layer of sodium carboxymethylcellulose impregnated with 1.2%
ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid di-sodium
salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BEC), and strengthened by regenerated cellulose fibre.
This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts and
moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to prevent the
reformation of biofilm (as demonstrated in vitro) and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to
microorganisms. The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound
bed.
INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing for
cavity wounds. They are intended to be used with the direction of a healthcare professional for
wounds, which are at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to
be present, and in accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers and
patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings absorb wound fluid bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist
wound healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between
the wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to manage exudate levels which may further
damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are indicated for:
• Leg ulcers, including:
    o Venous stasis ulcers
    o Arterial ulcers
    o Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Pressure ulcers/injuries
• Surgical wounds
• Traumatic wounds
• Malignant wounds

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride (BEC).

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
• This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
• Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
regulations
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
may lead to increased risk of infection, cross-contamination or delayed healing.
• This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings can be cut, if required prior to use, across the narrower
dimension of the ribbon. Cutting along the longer dimension of the ribbon should not be
performed.
• This dressing is not compatible with petroleum-based products
• Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
packaging.
• 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.
• Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
removal of the dressing.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe
• 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.
• 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as; primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

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

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
• Place Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in cavity wounds, leave at least 2.5cm outside the
wound for easy retrieval.
• A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in place, such as:
o a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately
exuding wounds;
o a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily
exuding wounds;
o for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
• See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
• All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings when
clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of
seven days.

FOR DRY WOUNDS
• Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
dressing dry cavity wound. The gelling properties Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings will help to
maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
• Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
• If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
trauma.
Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2023 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag+ Extra (Pressure Ulcer Category 3)

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+ Extra IFU for more information.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag+ Extra (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) 

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+ Extra IFU for more information.

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

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+ Extra IFU for more information.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon (Cavity Wound) 

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+ Ribbon IFU for more information.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon (Diabetic Foot Ulcer) 

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+ Ribbon IFU for more information.

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How to apply and remove Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon (Pressure Ulcer Category 4) 

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+ Ribbon IFU for more information.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Enhanced Hydrofiber™ Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre
is a soft sterile, non-woven dressing made from two layers of sodium carboxymethylcellulose
impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BeCl), and strengthened by
regenerated cellulose fibre.

This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts
and moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to reduce
biofilm formation/reformation and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to microorganisms.
The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound bed.

INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing. They
are intended to be used under the direction of a healthcare professional for wounds, which are
at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to be present, and in
accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers
and patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ absorbs wound fluid, bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist wound
healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between the
wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to manage excess exudate levels which may
further damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are indicated for:

  • Leg ulcers, including:
    • Venous stasis ulcers
    • Arterial ulcers
    • Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers/injuries
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Partial thickness burns

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride.

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

  • This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
    if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
    regulations.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
    may lead to increased risk of infection, cross contamination and delayed healing.
  • These dressings should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting
    a healthcare professional.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are not compatible with petroleum-based products.
  • Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
    packaging.
  • 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.
  • Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
    the removal of the dressing.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

CONTACT AND DURATION OF USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings can be worn for up to 7 days, dressings should be changed
earlier if clinically indicated.
On partial thickness (second degree) burns, dressings may remain in place for up to 14 days.
The requirement for Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be re-assessed after 14 days and
alternative wound management considered where appropriate.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 1 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    wound.
  • When using Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in deep wounds, only fill the wound up to
    80%, as Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will expand to fill the wound space on contact with wound fluid.
  • A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings in place, such as:
    • a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately exuding wounds;
    • a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily exuding wounds;
    • for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
  • See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
  • All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    when clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum
    of seven days.

FOR PARTIAL THICKNESS (SECOND DEGREE) BURNS:

  • Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should overlap at least 5 cm onto the skin surrounding the
    burn or other adjacent Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings.
  • Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings should be covered with a sterile absorbent pad and secured
    with medical tape or a retention bandage.
  • Remove the cover dressing periodically and inspect the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings
    while it remains in place on the burn.
  • In this indication adherence to the wound bed of the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings is a
    desired characteristic.
  • As the burn wound re-epithelialises, the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will detach or be
    easily removed.
  • For partial thickness burns (second degree burns), Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings may
    be left in place for up to 14 days or until clinically indicated. If the burn is infected, frequent
    inspection of the wound may be necessary.

FOR DRY WOUNDS

  • Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
    dressing the wound. The gelling properties of Aquacel™ Ag+ EXTRA™ Dressings will help to
    maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
  • Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
    drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
  • If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
    trauma.

Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2022 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing with silver and Strengthening Fibre is a soft sterile, non-woven
ribbon dressing made from a layer of sodium carboxymethylcellulose impregnated with 1.2%
ionic silver (an antimicrobial agent), enhanced by ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid di-sodium
salt (EDTA) and benzethonium chloride (BEC), and strengthened by regenerated cellulose fibre.
This dressing absorbs high amounts of wound fluid and bacteria and creates a soft, cohesive
gel that intimately conforms to the wound surface, maintains a moist environment and aids
in the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement). A moist wound
environment and control of wound bacteria supports the body’s healing process and helps
reduce the risk of wound infection. The ionic silver in the dressing kills pathogenic micro-
organisms, both planktonic and within bacterial biofilms, including wound bacteria, yeasts and
moulds. The dressing also disrupts and absorbs biofilm, which has been shown to prevent the
reformation of biofilm (as demonstrated in vitro) and increases the efficiency of silver transfer to
microorganisms. The dressing itself also provides an antimicrobial barrier to protect the wound
bed.
INTENDED USE
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings have been designed to be used as a primary dressing for
cavity wounds. They are intended to be used with the direction of a healthcare professional for
wounds, which are at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to
be present, and in accordance with the indications for use.

INTENDED USERS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are intended to be used by healthcare professionals, carers and
patients under the direction of a Healthcare Professional.

TARGET PATIENT POPULATION
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be used on patients with one of the wound
types listed in the indications for use.

CLINICAL BENEFITS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings absorb wound fluid bacteria and biofilm, providing a moist
wound healing environment, aiding autolytic debridement and removing dead-space between
the wound and dressing interface.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to manage exudate levels which may further
damage the wound bed and surrounding skin.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings provide a barrier to protect the wound bed from
contamination.
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings effectively kill bacteria, yeasts and moulds in both planktonic
and biofilm form.

INDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are indicated for:
• Leg ulcers, including:
    o Venous stasis ulcers
    o Arterial ulcers
    o Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Pressure ulcers/injuries
• Surgical wounds
• Traumatic wounds
• Malignant wounds

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings should not be used on individuals who are sensitive to or who
have had an allergic reaction to silver, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, ethylenediaminetetra-
acetic acid di-sodium salt (EDTA) or benzethonium chloride (BEC).

PRECAUTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
• This dressing is not intended for use as a surgical sponge.
• Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not use the device
if the packaging is damaged or open prior to use and dispose of the device according to local
regulations
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are for single-use only and should not be re-used. Re-use
may lead to increased risk of infection, cross-contamination or delayed healing.
• This dressing should not be used with other wound care products without first consulting a
healthcare professional.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings can be cut, if required prior to use, across the narrower
dimension of the ribbon. Cutting along the longer dimension of the ribbon should not be
performed.
• This dressing is not compatible with petroleum-based products
• Due to the sterilisation process there may be a slight odour on opening the primary
packaging.
• 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.
• Newly formed blood vessels may occasionally produce bloodstained wound fluid following
removal of the dressing.
• Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings are designed to be MRI Safe
• 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.
• 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.

ASSOCIATED PRODUCT & THERAPIES
Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings may be used alone or in combination with other wound care
products such as; primary dressings, secondary dressings, securement bandages, compression
therapy devices or medicated topical treatments. Use of additional products and therapies
should be undertaken with the direction of a Health Care Professional.

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

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Before applying the dressing, cleanse the wound area with an appropriate wound cleanser.
• Place Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in cavity wounds, leave at least 2.5cm outside the
wound for easy retrieval.
• A secondary dressing is required to hold Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressing in place, such as:
o a moisture retentive cover dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin in lightly to moderately
exuding wounds;
o a secondary cover dressing such as Aquacel™ Foam or ConvaMax™, in moderate to heavily
exuding wounds;
o for dry wounds refer to section FOR DRY WOUNDS below.
• See individual cover dressing package inserts for complete instruction for use.
• All wounds should be inspected regularly. Remove the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings when
clinically indicated (i.e., leakage, excessive bleeding, increased pain) or after a maximum of
seven days.

FOR DRY WOUNDS
• Pre-moisten the Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings by wetting with sterile saline prior to
dressing dry cavity wound. The gelling properties Aquacel™ Ag+ Ribbon Dressings will help to
maintain a moist wound and reduce the risk of maceration.
• Cover the dressing with a moisture retentive dressing such as DuoDERM™ Extra Thin to avoid
drying out of the dressing and subsequent dressing adherence to the wound.
• If on removal the dressing is dry, hydrate with sterile saline prior to removal to reduce risk of
trauma.
Store at room temperature (10°C - 25°C/50°F - 77°F). Keep dry.
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.
© 2023 ConvaTec Inc.
™ indicates a trademark of ConvaTec Inc.

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