Askina® Sorb

SIZE & PHYSICAL DETAILS

Askina® Sorb

Highly absorbing alginate dressing

Askina® Sorb

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

Advantages

  • 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

Contraindication
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.

Indication
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:
1. Preparation:
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.

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