Calcium Alginate Dressing
Suprasorb A is ideal for the care of heavily exuding, superficial or deep wounds. A highly absorbent wound dressing, Suprasorb A is made from calcium alginate derived from natural brown seaweed. The soft dressing conforms easily to any wound base, it even fills deep wounds.
Suprasorb A absorbs large volumes of exudate by gel formation which creates a moist wound environment. The gel is formed through an exchange of calcium ions from the wound dressing with sodium ions in the wound exudate. Suprasorb A absorbs large volumes of exudate by a rapid gel formation which creates a moist wound environment. When changing the dressing the exudate is removed along with the alginate fibers.
Suprasorb A is available as a flat sheet and as a rope dressing. It can be used in the management of wounds in the exudation and granulation phase which are:
- heavily exuding
- superficial or deep
- pressure ulcers
- arterial ulcers
- venous ulcers
- skin donor sites
- post-operative wounds
Interval between dressing changes
Depending on the the degree of exudation and the secondary dressings used - can be up to 5-7 days at latest. Always use your judgement as to how frequently to change dressings.
|Size||Item No.||Dressing per Box|
|2 x 2"||20440||10/bx|
|4 x 4"||20441||10/bx|
|4 x 5"||30990||10/bx|
|4 x 8"||20442||10/bx|
- absorbs large quantities of exudate
- rapid formation of gel
- high comfort due to soft structure and easy to pack
- conforms to most any wound bed
- easily removed by irrigation using normal saline