SIZE & PHYSICAL DETAILS
Highly absorbing alginate dressing
Askina® Sorb is a sterile primary wound dressing made of fibers containing 85% of calcium alginate and 15% of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). When in contact with wound exudate, the alginate-CMC fibers are fast gelling, resulting from an ionic exchange between calcium ions from the dressing and sodium ions from the exudate, so as to form a soft moist gel conducive to naturalhealing.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Conformable and easy to apply
- High absorption capacity
- Forms soft gel which can be removed in one piece, without residue
- Vertical absorption process: no lateral strike through, designed for avoiding wound edge maceration
- Atraumatic dressing removal
Askina® Sorb should not be used for surgical implantations or for treating third degree burns. The simultaneous use of topical agents, such as antiseptics and antibiotics with Askina® Sorb is not indicated. This is because some of these agents used alone may induce reactions. Therefore, their use with Askina® Sorb may reduce or negate its beneficial effect. Askina® Sorb will have little benefit if applied to very dry or necrotic wounds. Do not use if pack is damaged or opened.
Askina® Sorb is indicated for the management of moderately to heavily exuding wounds such as:
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous and arterial leg ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Donor sites
- Trauma wound
- Dermal lesions
How to use Askina® Sorb:
Select the appropriate Askina® Sorb size that will completely cover the wound surface, ensuring a 2 mm margin.
2. Dressing application:
Apply Askina® Sorb directly to the wound surface, leaving a margin of at least 2 mm around the wound.
3. Application of a secondary dressing:
Cover with secondary dressing pad and secure with surgical tape or bandage as appropriate.
4. Dressing changes:
Askina® Sorb is easy to remove. This makes for more comfortable dressing changes with little or no associated trauma, helping to produce improved wound healing.